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"It's sort of weird – but really cool," the teen star says

By Steve Helling
Updated May 26, 2015 03:40 PM
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ROSS LYNCH
Credit: Courtesy of Madame Tussauds Orlando

There are many perks in being a teen star.

Ross Lynch, the 19-year-old star of Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally, has just gotten one of the coolest perks of stardom – a wax figure at Madame Tussauds.

Lynch’s figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Orlando on Thursday. It joins likenesses of other TV stars, including Jim Parsons, whose uncanny doppelgänger was unveiled in March.

Lynch tells PEOPLE that the experience has been amazing – but not always easy. “They took so many pictures,” he says. “And they take a lot of measurements. They wanted to see exactly how far my eyes are from my nose, and the size of all my features. And then, they have to match the skin tones and the hair. It’s incredible what they’re able to do.”

Even the clothes were a perfect match. “I was wearing the same clothes when they measured me,” he says. “They want to make sure that every detail is perfect.”

Although Lynch is best known for his role on the hit Disney show, he has a lot more going on. He and his siblings started a band, R5, that already has one top-40 hit under their belt. Their sophomore album, Sometime Last Night, will be released on July 10, with an accompanying cross-country tour. (His bandmate and brother, Riker, just won second place on Dancing with the Stars).

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Lynch tells PEOPLE that the wax figure is a way to see himself how other people see him.

“I see myself on TV, of course, but this is totally different,” says Lynch, who will star in this summer’s Teen Beach 2 on the Disney Channel. “This is a way to see it in 3-D. It’s sort of weird to see – but it’s really cool.”