Umbrella (ELLA, ELLA) Fever Comes to D.C. - Rihanna is here!
Amid a sea of large umbrellas, Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. unveiled the wax figure of music superstar Rihanna on Tuesday, August 31. The figure unveiling comes just days after Rihanna saw her figure for the first time.
Rihanna’s figure will be part of Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.’s Glamour Room, where guests will be able to take photographs with and even hug her wax double. Additionally, fans who stop by Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. from August 31 through September 30 and mention the word “UMBRELLA” will receive a “Buy One, Get One Free” admission to Madame Tussauds.
Madame Tussauds’ studio artists created Rihanna’s wax figure after studying hundreds of photographs and video footage, working hard to ensure that the figure captures the singer’s signature look. In the style department, the artists were aided by Rihanna herself, who generously donated the outfit that her figure dons. Standing with right hand on hip, the figure dons a sleek outfit, which includes a black lace corset, black fitted jacket, black skinny pants and black silk heels. With a nod to Rihanna’s love of accessories, Madame Tussauds has also added some “bling” to her figure with a large, glittering pin on her jacket lapel, sparkling gold and diamond ring, giant diamond earrings and diamond tennis bracelet.
After bursting onto the scene in 2005, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty has become one of today’s hottest music stars with 7 number-one singles, including “Umbrella,” for which she won a Grammy Award in 2008. More recently in 2010, she took home two Grammy Awards for “Run This Town.” She has also collaborated with some of the industry’s biggest stars, including Jay-Z and Kanye West. Outside of the music studio, Rihanna serves as one of Barbados' honorary cultural ambassadors and is active in the philanthropic world with her Believe Foundation, which she founded in 2006 to help terminally ill children. She supports a variety of other causes, including Stand Up to Cancer and the United Nations Children’s Fund. She has also helped raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and bone marrow donation.