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Wax museum sculpts Colbert


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Stephen Colbert stands next to his wax figure at Madam Tussauds wax museum in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON – Stephen Colbert is taking his place among the presidents at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington and will be featured in a new media gallery.

Colbert visited the museum Friday to unveil a wax figure created to represent him. The museum says Colbert donated his own clothes to dress the figure in a suit, tie, cuff links and lapel pin. Colbert wore an identical outfit.

The new figure will be the centerpiece of a new media gallery with a replica of “The Colbert Report” set where guests can sit next to Colbert’s figure behind his fake news desk.

Designers from Madame Tussauds went to Colbert’s studio in June to take more than 250 measurements and photographs of the star to create the wax figure.

Associated Press

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