Vice President Kamala Harris is about to become the first VP to be immortalized as a wax figure.
On Wednesday, Madame Tussauds New York announced that Harris will become the first VP to earn the wax-figure treatment in honor of her first 100 days in office.
“Kamala Harris made history when she was sworn in on January 20th becoming the first woman, first Black person, and first Asian American vice president. Madame Tussauds New York is adding another first to Harris’ list of achievements by creating a wax figure in her likeness; an honor that has never before been extended to a vice president,” the wax museum said in a statement.
A London-based team created the heads of President Joe Biden and Harris based on images of the two, as the museum traditionally has a wax figure of every U.S. president. The heads of Biden and Harris took 6 weeks to finish, while their bodies will take an additional 4 to 6 months.
“We’re honored to create a figure for Vice President Harris and reflect this significant moment in U.S. history for guests inside Madame Tussauds New York,” said Madame Tussauds spokesperson Brittany Williams.
The wax figures, which will be a part of New York’s “Oval Office Experience” later this year, will be dressed in the attire that the pair wore on Inauguration Day, with designer Christopher John Rogers remaking the purple blazer and dress he designed for Harris.
All we know is they better get her appearance RIGHT.
Careful, there’s glass on the floor again…@KamalaHarris will be the FIRST vice president to be immortalized by Madame Tussauds Wax Museum! #VP #VIP #Achievements #president #politics #GlassCeiling pic.twitter.com/7t4tFUN1X0
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