Kamala Harris is the first US Vice President to feature at Madame Tussauds wax museum
The United States of America’s first female Vice President Kamala Harris is going to add another historic first to her credit, as she becomes the first United States Vice President to have a figure on display at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York City.
Pictures of the work done till now on the busts of Vice President Kamala Harris and US President Joe Biden were released by the attraction in Times Square on Wednesday.
The development marks and honors Vice President Kamala Harris and US President Joe Biden’s 100th day in office. Madame Tussauds USA’s Twitter handle tweeted about the same on Wednesday.
Careful, there’s glass on the floor again…@KamalaHarris will be the FIRST vice president to be immortalized by Madame Tussauds Wax Museum! #VP #VIP #Achievements #president #politics #GlassCeiling pic.twitter.com/7t4tFUN1X0
— Madame Tussauds USA (@TussaudsUSA) April 28, 2021
David Burks, the principal sculptor of the bust at Madame Tussauds told CNN on Thursday, “We were keen to focus on her smile and the warmth in her eyes. It’s that twinkle in the eye that’s so hard to capture… a genuine warmth that’s really important to get into our figures.”
The Burks and Madam Tussaud’s team is creating the clay heads by going through hundreds of photos of the leaders. Burks usually used to meet the subject in person but due to the pandemic, there are changes of plans.
Traditionally, Madam Tussaud’s New York exhibition rooms used to display statues of the US president, but in a historic change, Harris will be the first Vice President to be displayed.
Earlier this week, Harris made history by sitting next to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday. With this, both became the first women to lead the Senate and House during the President’s address to a joint session of Congress.