Melania Trump’s new wax figure has been officially unveiled while making its debut at Madame Tussauds on Wednesday — with none other than Sean Spicer introducing the first lady figurine to the world.
The former White House press secretary, 46, was on duty during the unveiling of the first lady’s life-sized replica in New York City.
Melania’s effigy, dressed in a knee-length, long-sleeved, royal blue dress, stays true to the style the former model has cultivated throughout her time as first lady.
Replica: Melania Trump’s wax figure made its official debut at Madame Tussauds on Wednesday—with none other than Sean Spicer to unveil it
Signature: The effigy, dressed in a knee-length, long-sleeved, royal blue dress, stays true to the style the former model has cultivated throughout her time as first lady
Real-life: Back in March 2016, the real Melania wore a near-identical dress during a stop in Detroit, Michigan, amid her husband’s presidential campaign
Details: Melania’s waxwork includes her signature blowout and trademark smoky eye
The statue even includes several trademark details of Melania’s look, including her signature blowout and the French manicure she likes to wear.
While the real Melania’s hands have been the object of much attention lately—as she has appeared reluctant to hold her husband’s hand in public several times—her wax replica has both hands safely clenched on each side of her body.
The faux Melania also wears beige pumps, similar to the designer heels the first lady often favors, and sports her usual smoky eye and nude lip, replicating Melania’s favorite make-up look.
Her waxwork is set up next to her husband’s, which was unveiled in January last year, in a decor that makes it look as though President Donald Trump and his wife are standing in the Oval Office.
Trump’s ex press secretary, who resigned in July 2017 seven months into his job, made a rare public appearance at Thursday’s unveiling.
He was not scheduled to take questions from the media but did take part in a Q&A, during which he sang the first lady’s praises, before answering a few follow-up questions from journalists in the room.
While doing so, he defended the Trumps’ marriage and insisted that Melania acted as a ‘supportive’ spouse throughout his seven months at the White House—just hours after Melania appeared to decline to hold her husband’s hand yet again, this time during French president Emmanuel Macron’s state visit.
Setting: Her waxwork is set up next to her husband’s, which was unveiled last year, in a decor that makes it look as though President Trump and his wife are standing in the Oval Office
Uncanny: The life-sized replica captures the first lady’s likeness as well as her style
Nailed it! Madame Tussauds’s replica even includes the French manicure she likes to wear
Chiming in: The former press secretary was not scheduled to take questions from the media but did take part in a Q&A, during which he sang the first lady’s praises
Message: When someone asked whether Melania ever seemed ‘mad’ at her husband, he replied: ‘Not that I ever saw. She was always supportive in public and in private’
‘As a spouse of 14 years, I’ve had my own awkward moments,’ he said in a video of the event shared by Circa. ‘I think there’s a genuine love and concern, and that’s the most important part.’
When someone asked whether Melania ever seemed ‘mad’ at her husband, he replied: ‘Not that I ever saw. She was always supportive in public and in private.
‘I’m sure they have their moments like any couple does, but she’s a great, supportive spouse.’
President Trump has faced allegations of infidelity over the past few months, and has been accused of cheating on Melania with former Playboy model Karen McDougal and porn actress Stormy Daniels.
The Trumps’ wax figures at Madame Tussauds are not the first life-sized replicas of the first couple to have made their debut.
Doppelgänger: A wax museum in Madrid, Spain was the first to open an exhibit featuring both Trumps, cutting the ribbon on July 20, 2017
The real FLOTUS: Mrs. Trump in the flesh—not wax—posed with Spicer in this undated photograph he provided to DailyMail.com
Geography: The wax museum has locations on four continents, including one in New York
A wax museum in Madrid, Spain was the first to open an exhibit featuring both Trumps, cutting the ribbon on July 20, 2017.
Madame Tussauds, meanwhile, has waxworks of President Trump at both his Washington, D.C. and New York City locations.
The museum said prior to Wednesday’s unveiling that it plans to set up a new Twitter account—representing the faux Melania—and invite visitors to tweet on ‘her’ behalf.
The former White House press secretary has made few public appearances since leaving the Trump administration, a state of affairs that could evaporate over the summer.
His book ‘The Briefing,’ about his six months behind the scenes in the West Wing, is due in stores in late July.
‘Mrs. Trump has been an outstanding First Lady and this is fun way of allowing visitors to the exhibit [to] interact,’ he told DailyMail.com on Tuesday.