Selena Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds
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Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Located on the second floor in the Pop Icons room
6933 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 | Phone: 323-798-1670
Madame Tussauds New York
Located in the Sabor Latino room
234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 | Phone: 866-841-3505
Popular Articles and Interviews from the Hollywood launch/unveiling:
Article: LA Times
Video: Telemundo 52
Radio Interview: Take Two, exclusively on 89.3 KPCC
Article: Corpus Christi Caller Times
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In commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the Tejano superstar's fifth and final studio album, Dreaming of You, Madame Tussauds Hollywood today announces that it will immortalize Selena Quintanilla in wax and releases a special sneak preview of the forthcoming wax figure honoring her. The official unveiling of Selena's figure will take place during a rooftop celebration at Madame Tussauds Hollywood on August 30th.
Colin Thomas, 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. 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."
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. After traveling to The Selena Museum in Corpus Christi, TX for an initial meeting, Madame Tussauds worked in partnership with the Quintanilla family through every step of the process to create the wax figure from selecting Selena's iconic pose and expression, to choosing her signature hairstyle, makeup and wardrobe.
"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 Suzette Arriaga, Selena's sister.
The figure, valued at approximately $350,000, will be 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.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood Annual Pass Members are invited to attend the Selena Quintanilla figure launch event on August 30th with special guests Abraham Quintanilla, Marcella Quintanilla, Suzette Quintanilla and Chris Perez! Event starts at 4pm. Due to the popularity of the event, we regret that ONLY the first 300 pass holders will be admitted into the event.
Now you can get an Selena Annual Pass! (available to pick up starting August 16th)
Roger Gomez, creator of LoveSelena.com was the first to get the Commemorative and Limited Edition #SelenaPass
Show your excitement, post a photo of you and your annual pass on IG and use #SelenaPass!
How can I become an Annual Pass Member?
Want to be at Madame Tussauds Hollywood; for the Aug 30 launch party?!?
Contest Is Now CLOSED!
Tell us why you are Selena's biggest fan by uploading your videos to YouTube using the tag "Selena Quintanilla Madame Tussauds." The contest runs July 18 through August 15. The five fan favorites and their guest will win an invitation to the launch party, a commemorative Selena Annual Pass, and meet special guests Abraham Quintanilla, Marcella Quintanilla, Suzette Quintanilla and Chris Perez! Good luck!
Congratulations to the Top Ten Finalist!
Contest Winners Announced!
Guests will be able to see Selena's wax figure from 10am - 10pm beginning on August 31th with an Annual Pass or general admission. Buy your ticket at madametussauds.com/Hollywood
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