Stephen Colbert's wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds DC
Attention, nation! If you ever had aspirations to join Stephen Colbert behind his desk at "The Colbert Report," you now have the opportunity to make that dream come true. Sort of.
On Friday, the political satirist was on hand at Madame Tussauds DC to help unveil his lifelike wax figure, which sits behind his desk on a replica of the show's set in the museum's renovated Media Room. According to Madame Tussauds, guests will be able to interact with the exhibit, including getting behind the desk and posing for photos with the clone.
"I am so beautiful!" Colbert said about his new wax twin.
According to the museum, Colbert took a very active part in creating the figure. He donated his own clothes -- including tie, shirt, cuff links, socks, shoes, lapel pin and suit -- and even had Tussauds recreate his glasses exactly, down to their magnification. The museum's artists took more than 250 measurements and photos to recreate the likeness of the comedian.
"Stephen Colbert's reaction to seeing his wax figure for the first time was priceless and proof positive that our talented artists have once again successfully captured not only the subject's physical appearance, but his spirit and character as well. We are delighted that Mr. Colbert loves his figure," Dan Rogoski, General Manager for Madame Tussauds D.C., said in a statement.
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