Selena Quintanilla to be Honored with Madame Tussauds Wax Figure
Iconic Tejano music legend Selena is getting immortalized in wax.
After an "outpouring of fan appreciation" via a petition on Change.org, and in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the beloved Tejano superstar’s fifth and final studio album, Dreaming of You, the world-famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Hollywood has announced it is crafting a wax likeness of Selena Quintanilla.
The press release states the figure will be dressed in a recreated stage look from Selena’s concert at Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, TX on Feb 7, 1993. Her performance in front of a hometown crowd of 3,000 fans was recorded and later released as an album. Selena Live! was awarded the Grammy for best Mexican-American album the following year.
Although the image of a bejeweled bra is the only one that has been officially released, photos taken that night and published by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times show Selena wearing a bra very similar to the one pictured below. It's likely the figure's look will be modeled after the outfit pictured on the album cover. [Slide Show/Gallery]
Madame Tussauds plans to unveil the life-size figure of "The Queen of Tejano Music" on August 30.
Today’s announcement comes less than a month after news that the beloved singer will be receiving her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.