Vice President Kamala Harris is no stranger to stepping into spaces that few, if any, have ever been before. She was the first Black woman to serve as a Senator from California. Then, she became one of a handful of Black women to ever run for President within a major party. Most notably, she is the first non-white man to serve as Vice President. She's also the first HBCU graduate to ever hold the position. With all of that on her resume, it comes as no surprise that she is about to do something that no other Vice President has done in U.S. history.
Harris has just become the first Vice President to earn a sculpture at the iconic Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, New York. Typically, this is a unique honor only bestowed upon U.S. Presidents. However, Harris's vice presidency is historic in nature.
“Careful, there’s glass on the floor again...Kamala Harris will be the first vice president to be immortalized by Madame Tussauds Wax Museum,” the venue tweeted.
Sculptor Vicky Grant is currently hard at work in London creating the wax busts for Harris and President Joe Biden. Busts typically take anywhere between six and eight weeks to complete. Meanwhile, full-body sculptures can take anywhere from four to six weeks to finish.
“It’s a huge honor to be sculpting Kamala Harris, and to get to this stage has been quite a journey,” Grant said.
“I feel like the most important features of Kamala Harris to get right are not only her lovely, warm and welcoming smile, but also her eyes because I feel like she’s so engaging when she smiles, she actually smiles with her eyes as well.”
Grant's work will more than likely be unveiled during the late fall or early winter.
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