seeing double

Gerry Adams has just taken a selfie with Gerry Adams

Well, not really Gerry Adams, a wax version.

“I THINK HE has improved me.” That was Gerry Adams’ assessment of a waxwork in his image that now stands proudly in the National Wax Museum.

The wax sculpture was unveiled in Dublin this afternoon and shows Adams clutching a copy of the Good Friday Agreement.

Only a few weeks ago, the Sinn Féin leader posed for expert sculptor PJ Hegarty who crafted the image in the likeness of the Republican leader.

27/01/2016 Gerry Adams unveils his Wax Figure. Pic Sasko Lazarov / Sasko Lazarov / /

Hair by hair, his famous beard was put together, something Adams was particularly impressed by.

I do want to pay tribute to PJ Hegarty who was the sculptor. I was very taken by the fact that he had to actually put in every single hair, one hair at the time. Some very skilful work.

“I think he has improved me, and of course I was in need of much improvement,” Adams said of his statuesque twin.

It’s part of a Peace Process attraction in the National Wax Museum which also features John Hume, Ian Paisley, Bertie Ahern, John Bruton and John Major.

The museum said that many visitors to the exhibit had noted the absence of Adams, something that has now been corrected.

At the unveiling of the waxwork today, Adams couldn’t help but have a dig at some of the other political figures in the Peace Process attraction.

I spotted John Hume. Ian Paisley famously wasn’t part of the Good Friday Agreement, neither was John Bruton. Bertie famously was. John Major was handed a Peace Process on a plate and he broke the plate.

What do reckon of the likeness? Here’s a selfie by the man himself as a comparison

Do you think it looks like Gerry? 

Poll Results:

Aye surely (1652)
It's a complicated sit-che-ay-shun (535)
Ulster says No (313)

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