Monday, April 13, 2009

Michelle Obama on Display at Madame Tussauds

Only two first ladies before her have had this honor - Jacqueline Kennedy and Hillary Clinton. A wax likeness of Michelle Obama was unveiled on April 7, 2009 at the Washington, DC branch of Madame Tussauds.

Photo credit Madame Tussauds.

The first lady has been modeled into an incredibly lifelike figure which is dressed in a red, sleeveless similar to the the purple dress she wore the night her husband received the Democratic presidential nomination. Her accessories are her signature double strand pearl necklace and she wears simple black heels.

The wax figure was made by studio artists at Merlin Studios in London, England. The artisans began by watching many hours of video and looking at thousands of pictures to capture the spirit of Michelle.

Here are a couple of photos of the work in progress. It seems to have been a very painstaking project.

Photos credit Huffington Post

The wax likeness of Mrs. Obama will join the figure of President Barack Obama, which was unveiled earlier in February at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. Visitors can learn more about Mrs. Obama in the attraction’s new Presidential gallery, which features biographies of all the First Ladies.

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