Selena wax figure coming to Madame Tussauds Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Selena will be immortalized with a wax figure in her likeness at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, the museum announced.

Madame Tussauds said Monday that it will unveil Selena Quintanilla's wax figure on Aug. 30, which marks the 21st anniversary of the late Tejano superstar's fifth and final studio album, "Dreaming of You."

"At Madame Tussauds, our figures represent icons who have made a significant impact on our culture. That perfectly describes Selena," said Colin Thomas, the museum's general manager, in a press statement. "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 museum said its team of sculptors and artists traveled to The Selena Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas, and worked with Selena's family to really capture the singer's iconic pose, expression, signature hairstyle, makeup and wardrobe.

"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," said Suzette Arriaga, Selena's sister, in the press statement.

Selena's wax figure, which is valued at approximately $350,000, will be dressed in a recreated stage look from her concert held at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi on Feb. 7, 1993, the museum stated.

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The figure's look will reflect her concert performance recorded for her album, "Selena Live!," which won the Grammy Award for best Mexican/American album in 1994.

Madame Tussauds released a quick look at Selena's wax figure, only showing a glimpse of the statue's face. Fans in Hollywood will have to wait until the end of August to see the completed work.

The museum is holding a contest for fans to win VIP access to the launch party plus a Selena annual pass. The promotion runs through Aug. 15. Read more by visiting,

Last month, Selena was chosen to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. The singer was fatally shot in 1995.
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