Rihanna has been DUPED! Duplicated that is… The Bajan pop star had her wax double unveiled to the public earlier this morning at the Washington, D.C. branch of Madame Tussauds.
Surrounded by a bevy of large umbrellas, Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C., will unveil a wax figure of pop superstar Rihanna, the voice behind the popular tune “Umbrella,” on Aug.31 at 10:30 a.m. The figure unveiling takes place days after the Barbados-born singer saw the figurine for the first time.
Madame Tussauds’ studio artists created Rihanna’s wax figure after studying hundreds of photographs and videos of the stylish star. Rihanna, 22, even donated the edgy, all-black outfit corset, pumps and jeans her figurine dons. Keeping the award-winning entertainer’s fashion trends in mind, the museum added some “bling” to her figure, including a glittering pin on her jacket lapel, a gold and diamond ring, dangling diamond earrings and sparkling tennis bracelet.
Rihanna’s figure will be part of Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.’s Glamour Room, where guests will be able to take photographs with the wax double. Also, fans who visit Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. from Aug. 31-Sept. 30 and mention the word “umbrella” will receive a “Buy One, Get One Free” admission. As an additional incentive, the first 50 fans who attend the figure unveiling and mention the word “umbrella” will also receive a free Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. umbrella.
Outside the studio, Rihanna is one of Barbados’ honorary cultural ambassador and is an active philanthropist with her Believe Foundation, which she founded in 2006 to help needy and sick children.