Trump replaces Obama at Madame Tussauds waxwork museum in London

Donald Trump's complex hairdo provides a challenge for Madame Tussauds' sculptors in London.
A waxwork of US President-elect Donald Trump is displayed during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Britain.
A waxwork of US President-elect Donald Trump is displayed during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS
Madame Tussaud designers adjust a wax figure of US President-elect Donald Trump as its unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Central London, Britain.
Madame Tussaud designers adjust a wax figure of US President-elect Donald Trump as its unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Central London, Britain.PHOTO: EPA
Gallery assistants pose, pretending to put the finishing touches to the hair and make-up of a waxwork of US President-elect Donald Trump, during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Britain.
Gallery assistants pose, pretending to put the finishing touches to the hair and make-up of a waxwork of US President-elect Donald Trump, during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS
A waxwork of US President-elect Donald Trump is displayed during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Britain.
A waxwork of US President-elect Donald Trump is displayed during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS
A woman poses with a waxwork of US President-elect Donald Trump during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Britain.
A woman poses with a waxwork of US President-elect Donald Trump during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - A Donald Trump waxwork was unveiled on Wednesday (Jan 18) at Madame Tussauds museum in London, complete with his signature suntan - and yak hair.

Dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and red tie, the wax figure of Mr Trump was placed in a mock-up of the White House's Oval Office.

With a United States flag lapel pinned to his suit jacket, the model stands with his hands to his waist and a sombre look on his lined face.

Specialists were brought in to weave yak hair into Mr Trump's scalp, while make-up artists went about creating his suntanned look.

"Since Mr Trump was announced as the victorious candidate in what was a nail-biting and hard-fought campaign for both parties, our studio team have been frantically busy matching his infamous glowing tan and trademark hairstyle in time for the start of his presidential reign," said museum manager Edward Fuller.

Mr Trump is due to be inaugurated as US president on Friday, after his surprise victory in the November election.

His arrival at Madame Tussauds' version of the Oval Office saw the outgoing president Barack Obama moved out of the museum display.

Along with Mr Trump, the museum hosts waxworks of other politicians including Russian leader Vladimir Putin and British Foreign minister Boris Johnson.

The Trump model is due to open to the public on Friday and remain in the museum until the end of the real-life American's presidency.