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Wax versions of Tiger Woods, Gilbert Arenas standing strong at Madame Tussauds


Gilbert Arenas poses with his wax likeness in Washington. (Photos courtesy of Madame Tussauds)

When our heroes show their feet of clay, what happens to their bodies of wax?

Gilbert Arenas might have been largely purged from Verizon Center, but he's still very much present three blocks away at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. So is Tiger Woods.

After a passerby noted the museum's out-front poster of Arenas was gone, we got to wondering how his tallow avatar was faring, amid certain unhappy events in real life. After the likeness was unveiled in November 2008, the Wizards brought it out for several events -- but not lately.


Madame Tussauds's Tiger Woods wax figure, on display in Washington.

Lisa McClure, the museum's senior marketing and trade sales manager, told our colleague Dan Steinberg they haven't considered ousting Agent Zero or noticed visitors acting differently towards Wax Gil or Wax Tiger. "They think it's cool to be able to golf with Tiger Woods and have their picture taken with Gilbert," she said. Another rep vowed that the museum -- also home to Wax Marion Barry -- stays above the fray during such scandals. "Madam Tussauds is apolitical," said Kimberly Kress.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 26, 2010; 1:02 AM ET
 
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