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Match Wits With Madame Tussaud: Her name is Gloria Estefan, and we all love her. We boogied down to the spicy rhythms of her ex-group Miami Sound Machine, we breathed a collective sigh of relief when the spunky gal recovered from a brutal bus accident to grace the stage again, and when she hit the charts with "Get On Your Feet" last year, we got off our butts and followed orders!
And now we can go to London to view an actual wax-Estefan in the legendary Madame Tussaud's Rock Circus museum. That's right, she's taking her rightful place among the motionless versions of rock's great ones, and Gloria herself was on hand to commemorate the unveiling this month. If you don't believe me, just check out the picture. But wait--which one is the real Cuban-American songbird? Sure, a match would help solve the mystery--one Gloria would melt, the other Gloria would begin shrieking--but we don't have that luxury. The sculptor who created Gloria II, Paul Bainbridge, is certainly no slouch in the likeness department, but no doubt some savvy Screed readers can pick out the living lady in the accompanying photo.
Take your time, crank up "Dr. Beat" and move the page to any angle you wish, jiggle it rapidly if you want--the rules are wide open! When you think you've got the answer, drop Screed a line in the mail to this address: "The I Think I Know Which Gloria Estefan Is Made of Wax Contest," P.O. Box 2510, Phoenix, AZ 85002. And no phone calls--I mean it.
The first four replies with the correct answer will win one of the remarkable plastic baby heads pictured on this page, signed with the name "Gloria Estefan" in a script that looks very much like her own. These heads are imported from Korea, where Old World toy craftsmanship translates to "keepsake" for you here in America. So play along, and help launch Gloria's step into waxen immortality!