Madame Tussauds wax museum is more than just a typical tourist attraction in different parts of the world. It has a long history that began in 1777 with wax sculptor, Marie Tussaud, who would make figures of famous and historic people, as well as popular film characters. The museum’s aim is not only for the pleasure of tourists taking selfies with life-like figures of the stars, but also to remember the many great achievements of amazing people. However, in all its years in existence, the museum has yet to feature a Filipino. But all that’s about to change because crowned 2015 Miss Unvierse, Pia Wurtzbach will be the first to have her figure sculpted and featured at the Madame Tussaud’s in Hong Kong.
“We did a survey and we started the customer feedback and finally Pia stood out from the survey and she’s so popular and people like her, and also she can represent the Philippines,” Madame Tussauds Hong Kong general manager,Jenny You told Preview. “She’s really an international talent for the Philippines.”
Pia wrote in an Instagram post, “I have a big announcement! Starting early next year, I’ll be residing in Hong Kong! Well, my wax figure will! So excited to be the first Filipino part of Madame Tussauds! What a birthday treat! Please visit me there. Will be waiting for you!”
“It’s really exciting, I’m really happy about it. It’s like a dream come true for me,” she said in an interview. “It’s really nice to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds, but more than that it’s really a great honor to be chosen as the first Filipino [wax figure]. It gives me more motivation to keep on doing better and just keep representing the Philippines as best as I can even after Ms. Universe.”
Here are some picture perfect Instagram shots of the Queen, which proves that truly she deserves her own spot in the famed wax museum:
Photos from @piawurtzbach