Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance, now has her own wax figure. The two-time Olympic gold medalist unveiled her likeness at the new Madame Tussauds San Francisco.
“We are thrilled to have Gabby participate in the unveiling of her figure,” Lauren Fahrer, Marketing Manager for Madame Tussauds San Francisco said. “Gabby is an extraordinary athlete and amazing role model for young women around the world. This figure is one of the most unique in the entire attraction, and we look forward to sharing it with guests at our grand opening at the end of June.”
Apart from standing atop the podium in the all-around at the 2012 Olympic Games, Douglas was a member of the winning team as well. She recently attended her first National Team Camp since her success in London.
The Madame Tussauds’ studio artists took hundreds of precise measurements and photographs to grantee as accurate a depiction of Douglas as possible. The process took a total of 20 people four months to complete.
“I am stunned that there would be a Madame Tussauds wax figure even made of me at all, but to see the likeness and the incredible work they have done with it is even more overwhelming to experience today,” Douglas said. “I love that they created the figure with me actually doing a gymnastics routine on the balance beam.”
Douglas was the first celebrity to reveal her figure at the city’s new attraction. Other celebrities featured include A-list stars, athletes, politicians and cultural icons. To find more information about the full lineup at Madame Tussauds San Francisco, visit www.madametussauds.com/SanFrancisco.