NEW YORK – In terms of soccer skills, this David Beckham can't hold a candle to the real one.
Waxen figures of Beckham, one of the biggest soccer stars in the world, and his wife, Victoria, a former Spice Girl, were unveiled at the Madame Tussauds New York wax museum on Tuesday.
The dummies, imported from London, will be on display for two weeks. Their appearance was in honor of the real Beckhams' hotly anticipated move to the United States in the spring and took place to the strains of Neil Diamond's "America," the museum said.
David Beckham, known as Becks, and his pop star wife, known as Posh, announced earlier this month that they'd be moving to Los Angeles. He signed a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team, and she's been seen in the area hunting for a home for them and their children.
Their wax figures were decked out in American flags for their U.S. debut. But they'll don different duds for their display duties: Becks will be dressed in a tuxedo, while Posh will sport a sparkly green dress with a long slit on the side.
The waxy couple will be posed at the Times Square museum with her head resting on his chest and his arm wrapped around her shoulder.