Wax figure of late Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla unveiled

Carla Harmon
August 31, 2016

The family of singing sensation Selena Quintanilla unveiled the wax figure of the late pop icon in Hollywood on Tuesday.

"I named my second daughter after Selena, and she's been imitating her since she was 5 years old", Rodriguez said. Selena's sister Suzette, brother A.B., and widower Chris Perez attended the reveal at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. As many fans say quoting her hugely popular biopic: "Anything for Selenas".

Colin Thomas, the General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hollywood made the announcement stating, "At Madame Tussauds, our figures represent icons who have made a significant impact on our culture". The outfit was similar to the one she wore during a free concert in the Memorial Coliseum on February 7, 1993. Her influence has transcended generations and her passionate fans continue to be inspired by her to this day.

The late Queen of Tejano music was honored Tuesday at a ceremony where her family and former husband joined fans to reveal the statue, valued at $350,000.

According to KNBC, the museum worked with the Quintanilla family every step of the way during the figure's construction - from her outfit to her hair and makeup - to make sure the family's input reflected the true Selena.

"On behalf of our family we would like to express a huge amount of gratitude to Madame Tussauds in creating such an awesome lifelike wax figure of our beloved Selena", Suzette Arriaga, Selena's sister said.

Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, also explained at the event that the outfit wax Selena is wearing resembles the costume the singer wore when she recorded her Grammy-winning album "Selena Live!".

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