Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott will be immortalized as a Madame Tussauds wax figure

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He made history this year after becoming the first Australian of the Year with a physical disability last month.

And Dylan Alcott, 31, has now received another honor – to be immortalized as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Sydney.

The Paralympian, who will be Madame Tussauds Sydney’s first-ever wheelchair figure, will take around eight months to complete and an exact replica of how he appeared when he won his ‘golden slam’ at the US Open in 2021.

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Well-deserved ! Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott, 31 (pictured) will be officially immortalized as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Sydney

On Thursday, Dylan will attend an official session with Madame Tussauds, where he will be measured from head to toe before the molding process.

The team will take 100 measurements and 300 photographs of Dylan before creating his figure, while a team of highly skilled artists will spend approximately 170 hours creating the wax figure.

His figurine will be unveiled later this year and placed in the hallowed halls of Madame Tussauds Sydney alongside replicas of Australian sporting legends such as Rod Laver, Lleyton Hewitt, Sally Pearson, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Dawn Fraser and Tim Cahill.

Look at the possibilities?  Dylan posed with fake eyeballs, teeth and hair in a quirky photoshoot to promote his collaboration with Madame Tussauds Sydney this week

Look at the possibilities? Dylan posed with fake eyeballs, teeth and hair in a quirky photoshoot to promote his collaboration with Madame Tussauds Sydney this week

Iconic: The Paralympian, who will be Madame Tussauds Sydney's first ever figure in a wheelchair, will take around eight months to complete and will be an exact replica of how he appeared when he won his

Iconic: The Paralympian, who will be Madame Tussauds Sydney’s first ever figure in a wheelchair, will take around eight months to complete and will be an exact replica of how he appeared when he won his ‘golden slam’ at the US Open in 2021

Dylan also starred in an original photo shoot to promote his new collaboration with Madame Tussauds, in which he is pictured posing with fake eyeballs, teeth and hair.

Other photos show the star being measured by wax carvers with a pair of pliers.

“To be approached to receive a Madame Tussauds wax figure is an absolute honor,” Dylan said in an official statement Thursday.

Hairy situation: Dylan posed with various tufts of fake hair before being measured for his wax figure

Hairy situation: Dylan posed with various tufts of fake hair before being measured for his wax figure

Up to fine art: On Thursday, Dylan will attend an official session with Madame Tussauds, during which he will be measured from head to toe before the molding process

Up to fine art: On Thursday, Dylan will attend an official session with Madame Tussauds, during which he will be measured from head to toe before the molding process

“I’m a big fan of Madame Tussauds attractions, they are home to the biggest celebrities in the world and I’m so proud to be among them!”

Dylan went on to thank Madame Tussauds for “helping to celebrate and normalize living with a disability”.

“4.5 million people in Australia live with physical or non-physical disabilities and we need greater representation of people with disabilities in everyday life; being honored with a wax figure is an important step in achieving this,” he said.

Details: The team will take 100 measurements and 300 photographs of Dylan before creating his figure, while a team of highly skilled artists will spend approximately 170 hours creating the wax lookalike

Details: The team will take 100 measurements and 300 photographs of Dylan before creating his figure, while a team of highly skilled artists will spend approximately 170 hours creating the wax lookalike

Meanwhile, Richard Dilly, Managing Director of Madame Tussauds Sydney, said: ‘Dylan is leading a new wave of awareness for the disability community, both on and off the pitch and we are honored to work with him to create Madame Tussauds Sydney’s first waxwork. figure in a wheelchair.’

“Having the opportunity to present Dylan with a wax figure in the same year he was named Australian of the Year is incredibly fitting and we are very proud to be working with him.”

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In good company: his figurine will be unveiled later this year and placed in the hallowed halls of Madame Tussauds Sydney, alongside replicas of Australian sporting legends such as Rod Laver, Lleyton Hewitt, Sally Pearson, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Dawn Fraser and Tim Cahill

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Proud: ‘To be approached to receive a Madame Tussauds wax figure is an absolute honour,’ Dylan said in an official statement on Thursday

Grateful: Dylan (pictured with girlfriend Chantelle Otten) then thanked Madame Tussauds for

Grateful: Dylan (pictured with girlfriend Chantelle Otten) went on to thank Madame Tussauds for ‘helping to celebrate and normalize life with a disability’

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