Although I found this article published in a couple places on the web, I really wasn’t clear on why Ripley wants the Mexican Vampire Woman’s cast in their museum. I heard in the video that she was the most “unusual woman” so we’ll go with that.
Her name is Maria Jose Cristerna but she’s better known as the Mexican Vampire woman. It’s the combination of her completely tattooed body along with the many skin and dental implants the woman has. Including vampire fangs. Her tattoos tell the story of her life and the hardships she went through as a battered housewife. Now she’s using the publicity she attracts to raise money for a battered woman’s shelter located in Mexico.
Ripley’s says it will eventually have life sized wax statues of Maria throughout the world. Her tattoos will be hand painted on each statue.