June 5th, 2012
10:49 AM ET

Betty White on wax figure: She's beautiful!

Better a few decades late than never!

Betty White is the latest star to get a waxen look-a-like courtesy of Madame Tussauds, and the Hollywood outpost of the museum unveiled White's wax figure on Monday.

"This is such a thrill, and such an honor, and don't think I take it lightly, and don't think I take it for granted," White said at the big reveal. "I am the luckiest old broad on two feet."

The only thing is, White continued, "why did they wait to do this until I was 90? A few decades ago would've been swell."

The 90-year-old "Hot in Cleveland" star told CNN that initially, she was supposed to get a wax figure along with the rest of the iconic "Golden Girls" cast, but Bea Arthur wasn't interested in a wax doppelganger.

"That's why I was thrilled that they asked to do it now," White explained.

And although it took some time, the end result is "beautiful," she continued. "They did a wonderful job."

Filed under: Betty White • Celebrities

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. golddelocks

    Betty White looks much better than the wax model!! The figure is okay, but they got the mouth all wrong. ❤❤

    June 8, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. jujubeans

    Underneath the jogging suit they gave her the body of a 20 year old!

    June 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jessie

    I love Betty, she is great. The figure is good but the nose looks wrong somehow.

    June 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    I LoVe Betty White. She's proof that it doesn't matter how old you are you can do anything you want. I also love her because its so annoying that every time I turn on the tv every show is about kids in high school (played by people in their 20's) or some reality crap. People don't die after we turn 30 years old (I'm 33). There should be more shows telling stories about people of all ages. Keep going Betty, you're the best and congratulations.

    June 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Edward D. Pollack

    Betty White is much prettier than the wax model. I don't think it does Betty justice.

    June 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sensiblyunhinged

    I think Betty herself gets more perfect with each passing year – Beautiful woman, inside and out! Glad they finally did a model of her!

    June 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. lindaluttrell

    No, YOU'RE beautiful, Betty!

    June 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jorja

    Wow, this is one of the best celebrity wax figures created by Madam Tussauds.

    June 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. denouement1

    Mizz Betty White is the best! And deserves only the best! She is an American treasure.

    June 5, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. JellyBean

    Good for her. Looks great.

    June 5, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |

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