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Here's Why Terry Crews Has a Statue of Himself in His House

There's a story behind it!

By Christopher Rosa

Terry Crews, AGT Host extraordinaire, has quite the busy schedule. Not only is he hosting NBC's hit talent competition series, he also just released his second memoir, Tough: My Journey to True Power. Up until recently he was also filming the hit NBC series Brooklyn Nine-Nine—and, of course, he's a family man, too. 

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As you can imagine, all those obligations have their own specific wardrobe requirements. But when you're a man as busy as Terry Crews, you can't make every fitting. So, what do you do? Create a statue of yourself, of course. 

Well, it's more like a mannequin, but nonetheless, Crews has a fake him in his house that's used for outfit fittings he can't attend in person. "I have a statue of myself in my house," Crews revealed on the April 25th episode of  Late Night With Seth Meyersjoking, "Who doesn't have a statue?" 

"It would scare [my wife] every morning," he continued. "She was like, 'You've got to get this sucker out of here'...It was for fittings and stuff like that for the show. I was out, and they would fit the thing, and then I fell in love with it, and I kept it." 

So, will this statue make an appearance on America's Got Talent Season 17, which premieres in a few weeks? Unclear, but Crews did confirm to Late Night Host Seth Meyers fans will randomly approach him and start performing their talents. He remembered one story in particular. 

"I was on a plane, and the pilot comes out; he's like, 'I love America's Got Talent!'" Crews recalled. Then, said pilot started doing stand-up for Crews...while the plane was in the air.

"And I was like, 'But who's flying the plane, man?' I was like, 'But that's funny!' You laugh, like, 'Ha ha ha, let's fly the plane!'" Crews said. It's definitely a good idea for pilots on the job to fly the plane instead of doing stand-up! 

If you want more from Terry Crews, his new memoir, Tough: My Journey to True Power, is now available for purchase. America's Got Talent Season 17 premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.