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Madame Tussauds worked in partnership with the Quintanilla family and The Selena Museum to replicate her pose, expressions, make-up and recognizable styling celebrating her iconic concert performance held at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, TX on February 7, 1993, for the album “Selena Live!” which won the GRAMMY Award for Best Mexican/American Album in 1994.

 

On Aug. 30, 2016, at the Hollywood Madame Tussauds, Selena's first Wax Figure was unveiled! It is estimated to be worth $300,000. There was some controversy surrounding the look of the statue when it was first unveiled. Suzette said that they initially wanted to show her in the 1994 Grammy dress but since the Grammy name and statue is a trademark and they wanted her to be holding the award they decided to go with the outfit she wore during her award-winning concert. They wanted her to be in a stage costume so that if someone saw her and didn't know who she was they'd think, singer. Her hair and makeup, however, do not match the style she wore in 1993 during the concert, they match her favorite style she wore in late 1994 early 1995. I personally have seen the Hollywood figure twice. The weekend it was unveiled and a year later. It is truly beautiful in person and something very special to see.

 

In 2017 the Hollywood statue traveled to the Fiesta De La Flor

 

On June 23, 2017, in New York, a second statue was unveiled. It has the same outfit but from photos and accounts of others who have seen it, it lacks the same charm of the original. Selena's statue is part of the ‘Sabor Latino’