|Posted on August 31, 2016 at 9:25 AM|
Madame Tussauds in Hollywood proudly unveiled its latest celebrity, Tejano Pop Icon, Selena Quintanilla during a rooftop celebration with The Quintanilla Family - Brother, Abraham Quintanilla, Sister Suzette Quintanilla, Selena's Husband Chris Perez and her parents, Marcella Quintanilla and A.B. Quintanilla, Sr.
Special guests attending the ceremony included Jackie Guerra (Selena), Jackie Cruz (Orange is the New Black), and recording artists Paula DeAnda, and Gaby Moreno plus hundreds of adoring Selena fans.
In response to an outpouring of fan appreciation, Madame Tussauds Hollywood stepped forward to immortalize the beloved singer-songwriter in wax, working with a team of expert sculptors and artists to meticulously research and capture Selena’s authentic likeness.
The figure, valued at approximately $350,000, and dressed in a recreated stage look from Selena’s concert held at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, TX on Feb 7, 1993. The figure’s look celebrates her concert performance recorded for the album Selena Live!, which won the GRAMMY Award for Best Mexican/American Album in 1994.
Colin Thomas, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hollywood remarked “At Madame Tussauds, our figures represent icons who have made a significant impact on our culture. That perfectly describes Selena. 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.”