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.
After storming the American music scene in 2005, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty has gone on to earn seven No. 1 singles and a Grammy Award in 2008 for “Umbrella.” Earlier this year, she took home two Grammy Awards for “Run This Town.”
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.
Madame Tussauds is located at 1001 F St., N.W. For more information visit madametussauds.com/Washington.