Selena fans have done it once again! Recently, Selena’s family announced that she will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now, the singer will receive her very own wax figure!
Due to the strong demand from fans, Madame Tussauds will honor the late singer by immortalizing her in wax. The museum will unveil the wax figure on August 30 in Hollywood. The unveiling will also commemorate the singer’s 21st anniversary of her album, Dreaming of You. A general manager of Madame Tussauds Hollywood states:
At Madame Tussauds, our figures represent icons who have made a significant impact on our culture. Her influence has transcended generations and her passionate fans continue to be inspired by her to this day. We recognize this, and in response, we are proud to join her fans in celebrating her legacy by immortalizing her.
The Madame Tussauds team visited the Quintanilla family and also went to the Selena museum in Corpus Christi, Texas to capture her signature look. The figure is worth an estimated amount of $350,000. The figure will recreate one of Quintanilla’s most iconic looks from her 1993 concert at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas. Suzette Arriaga, Selena’s sister, states:
On behalf of our family we would like to express a huge amount of gratitude to Madame Tussauds in creating such an amazing lifelike wax figure of our beloved Selena. This is yet another step in making sure that her legacy lives on and that her fans new and old can appreciate her as a person, an artist and one whom we can all identify with.
Check out this behind-the-scenes video of Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, talking about his daughter:
Sneak Peak of Selena’s Wax Figure:
We can’t wait to see the finished product! What are your thoughts? Tweet us at @CelebMix!