Selena Quintanilla’s wax figure is finally here!
After much anticipation, Madame Tussauds Hollywood unveiled the wax figure inspired by the Queen of Tejano Music on Tuesday. Fans and reporters gathered outside for the big reveal as the Quintanilla family and the museum introduced the wax version of Selena to the world.
“It was literally a breathtaking experience, kind of took our breath away to be in the room with the figure,” Selena’s widower, Chris Perez said at the unveiling.
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!” Also, purple was her favorite color.
As far as the bustier itself, Suzette shared the story behind the design that came to be after Selena ran out of rhinestones.
“She was going to be performing and she was in the back of the bus,” she told a reporter. “She was stoning her things before the show during the day. She thought she had ordered enough stones but she clearly didn’t. She freaked out and she didn’t know what she was going to do. And this is what happened. She goes ‘I’ll work with it, I’ll create something’ and this is the look that came out of it.”
Check out the moment of the Selena wax figure reveal below: