Wax museum unveils celebrity look-alike pumpkins

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Visitors to Madame Tussauds in New York are getting some early Halloween cheer.

The museum's wax statue of Lady Gaga was joined by a pumpkin face of the singer carved by master carver Hugh McMahon.

Which isn't difficult for McMahon who has made a living out of carving gourds for the past 35 years.

SOUNDBITE: Hugh McMahon , Pumpkin Carver, saying (English)

"The Einstein was quite easy because he has kind of very defined features, the big hair and a nice nose and so forth. So that was pretty easy. The lady Gaga was a little more difficult because she has refined features and you want to make sure you have a nice smooth face and stuff like that."

In the process he garnered some pint-sized fans eager to create their own jack o' lanterns.

SOUNDBITE: Six-Year-Old Jordan, saying (English)

"I would carve Barack Obamas. Barack Obamas because he is the president."

SOUNDBITE: Five-Year-Old Lea, saying (English)

"Little mermaid, because I like

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