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Stephen Colbert became the latest celebrity to be immortalized in wax this week, when the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington, DC unveiled a permanent exhibit starring the Comedy Central comedian.
The museum sent sculptors to Colbert’s New York studio in June to take precise measurements to make sure every part of their replica of the Colbert Report set was perfect. Colbert was fully cooperative, allowing the staff to take pictures of him in every angle. They had to make sure they got Colbert’s now signature raised eyebrow right.
Colbert even donated his own clothes and lapel pin for the wax figure and information on his glasses.
It is “100% accurate. I even sent them a DVD of my last colonoscopy,” Colbert, who attended the unveiling, told The Huffington Post. He also admitted that the exhibit “freaks me out.”
“Being cast in wax is true immortality, as long as the earth is not in any way getting warmer,” he said. “There's no chance humanity will ever forget me now. Or at least for six more months.”
Colbert isn’t the only celebrity who joined the roster of waxed celebrities. According to E! News, the Las Vegas and Hollywood Madame Tussauds unveiled two different figures of singer Rihanna.
Jon Stewart is probably hoping that he gets a wax figure to join Colbert’s soon.
image: Madame Tussauds’ Facebook