Michelle Obama Immortalized in Wax

By Caitlin Taylor

Apr 7, 2009 12:43pm

ABC News’ Dean Norland reports:

Michelle Obama has arrived — in wax.

A likeness of First Lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at a wax museum in downtown Washington Tuesday.

The figure of the first lady stands beside a likeness her husband that was already on display at Madame Tussauds DC.  She is the third presidential wife to be featured in the famous wax museum, after Jacqueline Kennedy and Hillary Clinton.   

Artists in London starting working on the figure of the first lady in December, after studying hundreds of photos and watching hours of video.

As far as the wardrobe for the wax first lady, this is a description provided by the museum:

"The incredibly lifelike figure is dressed in a red, custom designed sleeveless dress inspired by the purple dress she wore the night her husband claimed the Democratic presidential nomination.  Her dress is accessorized with a classic pearl necklace and simple back heels."

The real Michelle Obama was not at the unveiling.

However, Shameka Lloyd, the marketing manager of the museum located just six blocks from the White House, is hoping they will get a first family visit. 

“I am keeping my fingers crossed and the Obama family has an open invitation to Madame Tussauds DC,” she said.

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