Five weeks for his new hairdo: Trump stars at Madame Tussauds

Trump: The president-to-be in wax / Picture: Tussauds

He doesn't take office until Friday, but President-elect Donald Trump is already center-stage in Washington —taking his place among the wax figures at Madame Tussauds.

The wax museum revealed the 45th president during an unveiling on Wednesday in the nation's capital.

The waxy version of Trump is wearing a red tie and American flag lapel pin,

Trump joins the line-up at the museum's President's Gallery, which serves as home to wax figures of all the past commanders-in-chief.

The 70-year-old real estate mogul also gets a prime spot in a new addition to the exhibit — a recreation of the White House Rose Garden, where visitors can pose next to the soon-to-be president.

Mr. Trump is the first president to have already had a famed Madame Tussauds wax figure. He conducted a detailed sitting for his previous figure at Trump Tower New York in 1997 where artists took hundreds of measurements and photographs.

After the 2016 election results were in, the original measurements and photographs were updated research to create his new likeness.

Achieving his iconic hairstyle took no less than five weeks with each hair individually inserted by hand, Tussauds reported.

“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 in Washington, D.C.

“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.”

At Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C., Trump will stand tall in a recreation of the famed White House Rose Garden – a new addition to the attraction’s President’s Gallery.

This is , says Tussauds, the only place in the world where visitors can “meet” figures of all past presidents.

Born and raised in New York, Mr. Trump attended the Grand Opening of Madame Tussauds in his home-town in 2000 and will now return to the Times Square attraction in wax-form, joining influential figures in the World Leader’s Gallery.

Visitors to Madame Tussauds Orlando and London attractions will find the new President located in updated White House Oval Office sets.

“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.”

said Tussauds

Visitors to Madame Tussauds in Orlando and London will find the new President located in updated White House Oval Office sets.

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