Betty White Becomes Wax, Joins the Madame Tussauds MuseumBy: Meaghan Ellis - October 9, 2013
Nearly everyone knows the world’s favorite “Golden Girl” Betty White. However, most people probably aren’t aware that she has a twin – a wax figure twin, that is. Actress and comedian, Betty White received the prestigious honor of joining the celebrity wax figure collection at the famous Madame Tussauds museum in Washington, D.C.
Madame Tussauds is one of the most notable celebrity wax museums in the world. With 14 locations in four different continents, the museum has replicated some of the world’s most prominent figures, creating life-like, artistic statues that bare striking resemblances to human features. The museum has re-created everyone from the 44 presidents and the activists of civil rights to sports legends and A-list entertainers.
On Wednesday morning, a commemoration ceremony will take place for the official unveiling of the wax figure. According to the Washington Post, Lisa LaFontaine, CEO of the Washington Humane Society will do the honors in an effort to pay homage to White’s fervent love for animals.
While the honor denotes great merit, it won’t be White’s first life-size replica. In 2012, White had another wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds of Los Angeles.
She also had another extraordinary replica created that came in the form of a cake – a life-size cake. In 2012, Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro created a life-size cake figure replicating Betty White. The cake was created for Betty White’s official roast at the famous Friar’s Club of New York City.
With more than 65 years in the film industry, the 91-year-old actress has won six Emmy Awards. Her record-breaking feat also goes down in history as she is the only female to have an Emmy in all of the comedic categories. White became a household name with her roles as Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and Rose Nylund on “The Golden Girls.” White shows no signs that her momentum will wane anytime soon. She now portrays Elka Ostrosky on the hit show “Hot in Cleveland,” which has earned her two SAG awards.
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