On August 30, 2016, Selena's family introduced her Madame Tussauds wax figure in Hollywood, clad in the iconic outfit Selena wore during her performance at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, TX, in 1993. Wearing a bustier and over-the-knee purple boots and purple rhinestone embellished jacket. Her hair and makeup are designed after the way she was wearing it in 1994. The up and curly style was Selena's favorite at the time so that was incorporated.
On June 23, 2017 New York debuted it's version of the statue. This statue made a visit to Orlando in February of 2018.
The outfit was chosen for a few reasons....
Selena's mom had chosen the white sparkly dress Selena wore when she won a Grammy in 1994. There was just one big issue: Grammys can't be replicated in wax since the trademark is owned by The Recording Academy. Selena's wax figure could have worn that dress, but without the award in hand.
"We all talked about it; we were just afraid that if you didn't know who Selena was and you saw her at Madame Tussauds standing there in just a white beautiful gown, would you know if she's a singer, what she did?" Suzette Quintanilla, Selena's sister, told Entertainment Tonight. "So we thought, if we can't have the Grammy, then we can put her in the outfit that she won the Grammy for."
Selena's two wax figures are currently on display in Hollywood and New York City, and each is valued at $350,000. The two figures do travel from time to time, LA's going to Corpus Christi for Fiesta de la Flor. Please make sure it will be wherever you're traveling before you go to visit!
I've personally seen the one in Hollywood twice. I have to say that the photos don't do it justice. The lighting isn't the same as it is in person, she is so sparkly and looks so real in person. It's a special experience to visit the statue, you'll feel like you're standing next to her. You can even give her a hug! (Please be respectful of the hard work that goes into her maintenance and care, don't try to take a souvenir or change anything about her, also don't pull her top down, it's just uncouth)