Mary Earps set to be immortalised with her very own waxwork at Madame Tussauds

ENGLAND football hero Mary Earps is to be immortalised with her very own waxwork.

The Sun can reveal the Lioness has won a public vote to be remade as a lifelike statue at the world-famous Madame Tussauds.

GettyMary Earps is to be immortalised with her very own waxwork at Madame Tussauds[/caption]

It will make goalkeeper Mary — who famously took on shirt sponsor Nike after they initially declined to print one with her name — the first female footballer to get a wax figure.

The news comes six months after the London attraction announced it would honour the Lionesses’ achievements — reaching the 2023 World Cup final and winning the 2022 Euros — by selecting a waxwork chosen by fans.

The decision will be formally announced in the coming weeks, but a museum source said: “The public vote was pretty comprehensive. Mary cleaned up.

“She’s a national icon and an inspiration, especially to young girls and aspiring footballers who admire her courage, pluck and sheer athletic talent.

“Her waxwork unveiling will be another big step for women’s football after decades of only men getting the privilege.”

Mary, who plays for Manchester United in the Women’s Super League, ensured “football came home” in the 2022 Euros with a fingertip save in the final against Germany.

And she was awarded the Golden Glove in last year’s World Cup following a penalty save in the final.

After being named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2023, Mary was given an MBE in the New Year Honours.

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