Betty White's wax figure, unveiled last year at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, has traveled across the country and will today make its debut at the attraction's Washington, D.C. location. Instead of the hot pink tracksuit and sneakers originally featured, this new version will now wear a blue gown with beaded sleeves.

To honor the 91-year-old's love for animals, Washington Humane Society CEO Lisa LaFontaine will be on hand to unveil White’s figure. The Humane Society also had its mobile adoption center at the museum Tuesday for visitors to adopt animals.

"This is such a thrill, and such an honor, and don't think I take it lightly, and don't think I take it for granted," White said last year at her wax figure's reveal. "I am the luckiest old broad on two feet."

White, however, did have one critique for the artists at Tussauds. "The only thing that irks me is they waited until I was 90," she joked. "A few decades ago would have been swell."

As for White's passion for animals, her commitments to initiatives and programs that improve the welfare of creatures all around the world is almost as impressive as her record-breaking entertainment career.

"Of everything I do, animal well-being is my most important role, and that's why I've worked with the zoo and other animal organizations for so long," she said after being named chairwoman of the L.A. Zoo in 2010.

White's figure will be on display in D.C. from October thru December 2013.

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