By Erica Abbott
An image purportedly showing President Donald Trump getting a spray tan before appearing on television is not quite what it seems. While the photo is real, it does not depict the president getting an “orange tan” before a television appearance—it actually shows Trump’s wax figure from Madame Tussauds in London.
According to Snopes, the photo was shared along with the claim that Trump was preparing to appear on television by getting a spray tan.”This is a real photo of President Trump getting his orange tan before going on air. For heaven’s sakes, don’t share this or it might really annoy him!” However, it is not entirely genuine. The photo actually appears to show hairstylist Gemma Sim styling the hair of Trump’s wax replica using hairspray. The wax figure can be seen in the replica of the Oval Office at Madame Tussauds London.
The caption on the photo, which was published just before Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, reads:
An employee poses with a waxwork model of US President-elect Donald Trump, during a photocall to promote its unveiling at Madame Tussaud’s in central London on January 18, 2017. Trump will be inaugurated Friday as the 45th president of the United States.
NBC News reports that wax figures of Trump were also unveiled at Madame Tussauds locations in New York City, Orlando and Washington, D.C. on Jan. 18. According to the Madame Tussauds London Instagram page, it took six months for 20 artists to create the nearly $200,000 replica. They have continued to promote the wax figure in recent months, sharing a photo following Trump’s “covfefe” typo that was captioned, “Wax Donald just told us what covfefe means.”
Here are some other angles of the wax figure from the Madame Tussauds London Instagram page:
A post shared by Madame Tussauds London (@madametussauds) on Jan 18, 2017 at 10:07pm PST
A post shared by Madame Tussauds London (@madametussauds) on Jan 17, 2017 at 6:05am PST
A post shared by Madame Tussauds London (@madametussauds) on Jan 18, 2017 at 8:57am PST
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