October 6, 2013 – Day 067
I may go into greater detail in a later post, but it truly was fascinating to see what famous people made the cut to be portrayed in wax here in Thailand’s capital city. I think the wax museum is a window into what (and who) Thais feel is important. Monarchs, world leaders, artists, athletes, and celebrities all appear at Madame Tussauds, but for this post I want to show you this statue. As you look at it, I want you (without taking too much time…first impressions, only) to guess what her profession is.
Unless you knew by sight who this person is, I can guarantee that your professional guess was incorrect. As for me, I went with “musician”.
The person immortalized in wax is Pornthip Rojanasunand, M.D.
The person immortalized in wax is, in fact, a medical doctor, a forensic pathologist, and a human rights activist. She also goes by the nickname, “Dr. Death“, which is definitely not the nickname I would have given someone with colored streaks in her hair.