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I get paid to maintain Donald Trump’s wax figure

I get paid to maintain Donald Trump’s wax figure

Kim Schrader knows every inch of Donald Trump's face. His body too, actually. That's because she helped create his presidential wax figure.

"He's kind of a unique one in that we actually had a sitting with him back in 1997 at Trump Tower in New York. From that, we've taken the measurements that we had… along with the photographs and extensive research to make his new figure now," Schrader told CNBC's "Power Lunch."

His new figure has been in the works since June. That's when Madame Tussauds started sculpting the clay heads of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to make it in time for the inauguration.

Once finished, Donald Trump's figure will be showcased in four locations; Washington DC, New York, Orlando, and London.

Hillary Clinton's new figure will not.

"We have her clay head finished so she will be in the archives. We'll keep her safe and sound," Schrader said.

Courtesy: Madame Tussauds
Caption: Donald Trump's presidential wax figure taking shape

When a figure is finished, some of the hard work just begins.

"People don't realize the amount of work that goes into maintaining a wax figure. We definitely encourage people to hug, kiss, get up close and take a lot of photos with the figures and so with that we entail some damage. You kind of cross your fingers and hope for the best," Schrader said.

If the occasional limb gets broken, Schrader and her team are on the case.

"They might accidentally break an ear, things like that. Or they grab a hand a little too hard and they break a finger but that's ok because that's what we're here for. We will fix the fingers," Schrader said laughing.