WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump, Madame Tussauds revealed the first images of the wax figure of the incoming president that will be shown in Washington. The figure will also appear in London, New York and Orlando, Florida.
A team of 20 artists has been working for six months to create a life-like figure of Trump, who will be the first president to have already had a wax figure at Madame Tussauds, according to a statement from Merlin Entertainments.
“Mr. Trump was the most-searched person globally on Google in 2016, so the pressure was on to perfect his iconic features in time for inauguration,” says Therese Alvich, general manager of Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C.
In 1997, Trump sat for measurements and photographs at Trump Tower New York.
After the 2016 election results were in, the artists created the new wax figure, referencing the previous figure with updated information.
The artists worked for five weeks on Trump’s hairstyle, inserting each hair by hand, the statement says.
“Creating the new U.S. president is a tradition that we look forward to every election cycle and we are proud to welcome such a lifelike figure to our attraction.”
The Trump figure will stand in a recreation of the White House Rose Garden, which has been added to the President’s Gallery along wax figures of all past presidents. In Orlando and London, the Trump figure will be in a recreation of the Oval Office.