First Lady Michelle Obama To Be Immortalized In Wax

By Allen Starbury  |  01/29/2009

2009-01-29 - Michelle ObamaMadame Tussauds wax museum is reportedly adding a wax figure of the new first lady, Michelle Obama, to its collection.

According to the Associated Press, the full figure is expected to be unveiled in March.

So far photos of the head of Michelle have been released. Designers have worked on the figure for the last six months, studying photos and video of the first lady.

"As our nation's first African-American first lady, a proud working mom and budding style icon, Mrs. Obama is a role model to women around the corner and around the globe," said Madame Tussauds General Manager Janine DiGioacchino.

Michelle's wax counterpart was designed at Merlin Studios in London, and will be placed alongside President Barack Obama's figure in a replica Oval Office.