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USA | Jan 19, 2022

Kamala Harris makes history as first VP memorialised in wax by Madame Tussauds

Ategie Edwards

Ategie Edwards / Our Today

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Wax figures of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. (Photo: Madame Tussauds New York)

The unveiling of the United States presidential wax figures took place yesterday (January 18), with vice president Kamala Harris marking another significant moment in history.

Harris is now the first United States vice president to be memorialised in New York’s famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Over the years, tradition has seen each US president receiving this honour, but not their second in command.

The wax figures of both President Joe Biden and Harris are now on display as part of New York’s Madame Tussauds ‘Oval Office Experience’.

The sculptures were crafted by a team in London with the heads of both Biden and Harris taking six weeks to complete while their bodies took an additional four to six months.

The resemblance is quite uncanny, and sees both wearing similar outfits to what they wore on the day of their inauguration. Christopher John Rogers, who designed Harris’ dress on the day of her inauguration, also designed the suit worn by her wax figure.

Both figures can be seen smiling at opposite ends of the Resolute Desk.

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