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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was unveiled in London on Wednesday, January 18th in waxwork form.

Wax museum Madame Tussauds revealed their new figure of America's president-elect, who will be inaugurated on Friday, January 20th.

"Donald Trump is going to go down in history as one of the most talked about politicians based on the past 12 months and his political campaign. And I think, whether you support Trump or whether you don't support Trump it is going to be irresistible for our guests that when they are here in the attraction to step up beside him and grab a selfie," said Madame Tussauds spokesman Alex Cameron.

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A technician combs the hair of a waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at the Musee Grevin in Paris, France, January 19, 2017.

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Madame Tussauds unveils a wax figure of President-Elect Donald J. Trump ahead of the inauguration on Friday at Madame Tussauds London on January 18, 2017 in London, England.

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Members of the media and others attend the unveiling of the new wax figurine of President-elect Donald Trump at Madame Tussauds wax museum on January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump will be sworn in as President on January 20.

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Employees place the head on the body of the waxwork model of US President-elect Donald Trump ahead of its unveiling at the Grevin museum in Paris on January 19, 2017.

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The new wax figurine of President-elect Donald Trump stands at Madame Tussauds wax museum on January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump will be sworn in as President on January 20.

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Members of the media and others attend the unveiling of the new wax figurine of President-elect Donald Trump at Madame Tussaud's wax museum on January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump will be sworn in as President on January 20.

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A museum worker puts a hat on of a life-sized wax statue of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during an unveiling ceremony at Madrid's wax museum in Madrid, Spain, January 17, 2017.

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Madame Tussauds unveils a wax figure of President-Elect Donald J. Trump ahead of the inauguration on Friday at Madame Tussauds London on January 18, 2017 in London, England.

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US President-elect Donald Trump wax figure during its presentation outside Madrid Wax Museum the event on January 17, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. 

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Madame Tussauds unveils a wax figure of President-Elect Donald J. Trump ahead of the inauguration on Friday at Madame Tussauds London on January 18, 2017 in London, England.

(Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)

A U.S. and a Spanish flag pins are seen on a life-sized wax statue of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during an unveiling ceremony at Madrid's wax museum in Madrid, Spain, January 17, 2017.

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A sculptor carries the head of the waxwork model of US President-elect Donald Trump ahead of its unveiling at the Grevin museum in Paris on January 19, 2017.

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Madame Tussauds unveils a wax figure of President-Elect Donald J. Trump ahead of the inauguration on Friday at Madame Tussauds London on January 18, 2017 in London, England.

(Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)

US President-elect Donald Trump wax figure during its presentation outside Madrid Wax Museum the event on January 17, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

 (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Madame Tussauds unveils a wax figure of President-Elect Donald J. Trump ahead of the inauguration on Friday at Madame Tussauds London on January 18, 2017 in London, England.

(Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)

A technician works on a waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (C), which is presented between waxworks of Russia's President Putin and Germany's Chancellor Merkel, at the Musee Grevin in Paris, France, January 19, 2017.

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Madame Tussauds Washington, DC and attractions in New York, Orlando and London launched its new wax figure of Donald J. Trump at Madame Tussauds on January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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US President-elect Donald Trump wax figure during its presentation outside Madrid Wax Museum the event on January 17, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. 

(Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Madame Tussauds Washington, DC and attractions in New York, Orlando and London launched its new wax figure of Donald J. Trump at Madame Tussauds on January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC.

(Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds Washington DC)

Madame Tussauds unveils a wax figure of President-Elect Donald J. Trump ahead of the inauguration on Friday at Madame Tussauds London on January 18, 2017 in London, England.

(Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)

A new wax figure of President-elect Donald Trump is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Washington, U.S., January 18, 2017.

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Gallery assistants pose, pretending to put the finishing touches to the hair and make-up of a waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during a media event at Madame Tussauds in London, Britain January 18, 2017.

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A woman takes a selfie with a life-sized wax statue of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during an unveiling ceremony at Madrid's wax museum in Madrid, Spain, January 17, 2017.

(REUTERS/Susana Vera)

Technicians make adjustments to a waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at the Musee Grevin in Paris, France, January 19, 2017.

(REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer)

A new wax figure of US President-elect Donald Trump is viewed a day after it was launched at Madame Tussauds in Washington,DC on January 19, 2017. With one day to go before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Donald Trump arrives in Washington Thursday determined to transform US politics over the next four years.

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The London figure is one four being unveiled on Wednesday, the others are in Washington DC, New York and Orlando.

Earlier this week the unveiling of a Trump wax figure at a museum in Madrid, Spain, a topless activist from the group FEMEN, grabbed the model in between the legs.

Madame Tussauds in London will be keeping a keen eye on how the public interacts with their new wax figure, but say they will not be putting on any extra security.

It took a team of specialist artists at the museum five months to make their new Trump figures, each one costing 150,000 pounds.

Principal sculptor, David Gardner, said Trump's straw-like hair, which has fascinated the world, was the hardest to replicate. After studying many photos, Gardner said the president-elect's style is more of a long swoop than a comb-over.

The London figure is standing in a pugnacious pose, with hands hooked in his navy suit trouser pockets.

Sculptors chose the pose from an official photo Trump released during the campaign.

The clothes, the stance, the hair and the pouting mouth all add up to bringing the fake-Trump to life, said Gardner.

"I think just his whole character and just capturing the pout that he has and the texturing of the face and everything, and yeah, the hair as well. It all adds up to this final figure."

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