"It's a dream come true," the rapper tells PEOPLE about the figure

By Steve Helling
May 31, 2015 09:15 AM
Courtesy of Madame Tussauds Orlando

Mr. Worldwide is now in wax.

On Friday morning, Pitbull became the latest celebrity to get his own lookalike wax figure – and he couldn’t be more delighted.

As cameras flashed, the rapper unveiled the figure at Madame Tussauds Orlando.

It was the first time he had seen his own likeness. After examining its face, he checked out one more very important part. “It has my Cuban booty,” he told the crowd.

Pitbull (right) with his wax figure
Courtesy of Madame Tussauds Orlando

“This is crazy,” he told PEOPLE after the unveiling. “It looks just like me. I don’t think I’d change anything. Well, maybe the pants could be a little tighter, but that’s about it.”

The Madame Tussauds artists did hundreds of measurements of the 34-year-old rapper. He even donated a special tuxedo. “This was the outfit I wore to host the AMAs.”

Pitbull was one of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2013. Does that mean that this is the sexiest wax figure at Madam Tussauds?

“Oh, yeah. He’s definitely sexy,” Pitbull tells PEOPLE. “And the best thing about him is that he won’t age. So he’ll always be sexy.”

“He’s Armando Bond, double 0-305,” he joked, referring to his Miami 305 area code. “He’s got that special agent look about him.”

And attention Hollywood: Pitbull says he would love an acting role as an international spy.

“I love the James Bond franchise,” he says. “I’m putting that energy out there: I’d love to play a spy in a movie. Hollywood, let’s make that happen!”

It was a busy weekend for Pitbull. Before unveiling his wax figure on Friday, he performed onstage at Universal Orlando Resort for the Today show. Then, on Saturday night, he returned to Universal Orlando as part of their 25th Anniversary Concert Series. “It was great,” he tells PEOPLE. “There was a lot energy at Universal.”

So what’s next for Pitbull? “I’m touring the world, thank God,” he says. “Everything is going well.”

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