The Trump wax figure at Madame Tussauds is eerily lifelike

Wax figures of our favorite celebrities and politicians are usually a hit or miss. But Madame Tussauds portrayal of President Donald Trump may just be a little too real.

The Trump wax figure was unveiled last year in Washington, DC, days before the real Trump’s inauguration. It has since been relocated to Tussauds’ museum in London, where it is now permanently based.

Take a look at how real the faux Trump looks for yourself.


Madame Tussauds is famous for its wax figure approximations of a wide range of celebrities and world leaders.

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Trump’s wax figure in Washington, DC on January 18, 2017.
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On January 18, 2017, Tussauds’ designers unveiled their version of Trump.


The figure was met enthusiasm and awe.


But this wasn’t the first time artists at Tussauds took a crack at designing Trump.

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In 1997, Tussauds employees met Trump in his office in New York and took hundreds of measurements and photographs for a wax figure they were working on at the time.

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“We did a lot of research about how he styles his hair. It’s hairspray and almost like a lacquer,” David Gardner, the chief sculptor of the most recent Trump, told CNN last year. Gardner also met Trump in 1997 for the original figure.

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Tussauds’ designers go to great lengths to depict their subjects as accurately as possible. The Trump figure features yak and squirrel hair.

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Last month, when the real Trump canceled his trip to visit the new US embassy in London, Tussauds sent the fake one instead.

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Nearby construction workers and other onlookers excitedly took photos with the figure.

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“We were only at the embassy for about 25 minutes, but there were some immediate reactions,” a Madame Tussauds spokesperson told The Washington Post in January. “Workers came out to take selfies, and I guess some people checked twice whether this is really just a waxwork.”

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It sure is lifelike.

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Can you tell which one is the real Trump?
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