Roadside Kitsch: Peoria, Illinois

Driving down Washington Street in Peoria, Illinois, you’ll come across this tall fiberglass statue. Known locally as “Vanna Whitewall” (also Miss Uniroyal, or the Uniroyal Gal), it sits outside the Peoria Plaza Tire.

Displaying a classic pageboy style haircut, she’s been greeting motorists since 1968, and was even hit by a car in 2005. Some say she’s modeled after Jackie Kennedy Onassis. In warmer months she sports a bikini. According to the Peoria Journal-Star, the statue’s owners have her insured for $25,000.

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