Stephen Colbert joins US presidents at wax museum

November 17, 2012 - 12:33 AM

Wax Museum-Stephen Colbert

In this photo provided by Madame Tussauds wax museum, Stephen Colbert reacts to seeing his wax figure for the first time at Madame Tussauds in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Colbert helped unveil his wax likeness in the attraction's Media Room, which was renovated to include a replica set of The Colbert Report. (AP Photo/Madame Tussauds, Trevor Pound) MANDATORY CREDIT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Colbert is taking his place among the presidents at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington and will be featured in a new media gallery.

Colbert visited the museum Friday to unveil a wax figure created to represent him. The museum says Colbert donated his own clothes to dress the figure in a suit, tie, cuff links and lapel pin. Colbert wore an identical outfit.

The new figure will be the centerpiece of a new media gallery with a replica of "The Colbert Report" set where guests can sit next to Colbert's figure behind his fake news desk.

Designers from Madame Tussauds went to Colbert's New York studio in June to take more than 250 measurements and photographs of the Comedy Central star to create the wax figure.