Dupont and Michalak enter the Grévin museum 100 days from the 2023 World Cup (in video)
By Le Figaro with AFP Published yesterday at 10:25 p.m. , Update yesterday at 11:18 p.m. Frédéric Michalak and Antoine Dupont were present this Wednesday at the Grévin museum for…
By Le Figaro with AFP
yesterday at 10:25 p.m.
Update yesterday at 11:18 p.m.
Frédéric Michalak and Antoine Dupont were present this Wednesday at the Grévin museum for the inauguration of their wax statues. GEOFFROY VAN DER HELT / AFP
The scrum half of the Blues and the former opening half of the XV of France in the spotlight, three months before the Rugby World Cup in France.
The scrum half of the Blues Antoine Dupont and the former opening half of the XV of France Frédéric Michalak entered the Grévin museum in Paris on Wednesday evening, just over a hundred days before the start of the Rugby World Cup In France.
“Frankly, it’s disturbing to come face to face with “oneself”“, said Dupont (26 years old, 47 sel.), whose wax statue wears the official outfit of the XV of France of which he is captain. “Honestly, it’s crazy work“Added, admiringly, the player, joking that he had”had to take a red card (November 12 against South Africa, following which he received a four-week suspension, reduced to two on appeal, editor’s note) in order to be able to take the first stepsfor his doppelganger.
Michalak (40 years old, 77 caps), whose statue is dressed as a coach since he will join the management of Racing 92 next season, described as “super weird“the fact of being next to his double, that his four children, who came to Grévin, found”very similar“, he confided.
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France is hosting the 2023 World Cup from September 8 to October 28, whose opening match at the Stade de France will pit the Blues against the New Zealand All Blacks. The two players, emblematic figures of the France team as of the Toulouse stadium about ten years apart, began to pose for their wax doubles on November 14, according to the museum.
The wax statues of Frédéric Michalak and Antoine Dupont. GEOFFROY VAN DER HELT / AFP
The Parisian establishment, which claims more than 850,000 visitors a year, said in a press release that they had first lent each other “the game of photos, videos, 3D image captures, face and body measurements and hand moldings“. Then it took a second meeting.intended to check the plastiline modeling of the face“, which was done, in the case of Antoine Dupont, in Marcoussis, at the National Rugby Center, during the Six Nations Tournament.
Antoine Dupont and his wax double. GEOFFROY VAN DER HELT / AFP
Alongside Chabal, Mbappé or Fourcade
Dupont and Michalak join other great figures of French rugby at Grévin: winger Adolphe Jauréguy (1898-1977, 31 caps), second line Lucien Mias (92 years old, 29 caps) as well as third line Sébastien Chabal (45 years old, 62 sel.), reconverted as a television consultant. Their doubles appear in the sports district of the museum, not far from Kylian Mbappé (football), Zinédine Zidane (football), Camille Lacourt (swimming), Clarisse Agbegnenou (judo), Renaud Lavillénie (pole vault) or Martin Fourcade ( biathlon).