Several fans accumulated to join the Quintanilla family as they divulged Selena Quintanilla’s wax figure, 21 years after her death, at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.
Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla said that the family had been working with the exhibition hall since October to make the figure and plan the mark look. While she conceded that they also considered Selena’s Grammy dress as a choice, they chose to go with the black and purple look that praises her show execution recorded for the collection Selena album Selena Live, which won the GRAMMY Award for Best Mexican/American Album in 1994.Which won the GRAMMY Award for Best Mexican or American Album in 1994. The figure esteemed at around $350,000, sports the reproduced stage look from the show held at Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Feb. 7, 1993.
The late singer’s sibling A.B. Quintanilla clarified the story behind the recreated look’s top. He said that Selena dependably held up until the last moment to complete her stage looks, and once she started sticking the stones on this top, she understood she didn’t have enough to cover both sides completely. That is the point at which she chose to make an outline on the opposite side with the rest of the stones.
“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,” said Colin Thomas, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hollywood.
Selena’s widower, Chris Perez, likewise made that big appearance with the family.
“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 Selena’s sister.
As of today, fans will have the capacity to bring photographs with the figure at the museum.