London, June 30 (ANI): US President Barack Obama with newly acquired grey hair travelled to the Eiffel tower in wax form along with two bodyguards.
After visiting France's most famous monument on Monday, the statue travelled to Paris' Musée Grevin wax museum, where it will stand alongside the likenesses of Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin.
Eric Saint Chaffray, the sculptor, had never seen the American president in person.
"The main difficulty is making it without meeting him, from press photos," he said, as the statue was unveiled on Monday.
The hot summer sun at the Eiffel Tower threatened to melt the model's face, prompting helpers to shade it with an umbrella, The Telegraph reports.
Saint Chaffray, who has created the statue of the US President, has been creating wax statues for the museum for the past 20 years.
Dressed in a dark suit, the wax statue of Obama wears a serious expression. "We're presenting Barack Obama at the Musée Grevin as part of a gathering of heads of state, which is why he has kind of an official attitude, a little bit stiff," Saint Chaffray said.
The resemblance was so uncanny down to the grey hair that Obama is said to have acquired since the beginning of his presidential campaign,that some tourists stopped for a photo opportunity.(ANI)