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The late singer's brother A.B. Quintanilla explained the story behind the recreated look's top. He said that Selena always waited until the last minute to finish her stage looks, and once she began gluing the stones on this top, she realized she didn't have enough to fully cover both sides. That's when she decided to create a design on the other side with the remaining stones.
"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," said Colin Thomas, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hollywood.
Selena's widower, Chris Perez, also took the stage with the family.
"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 Selena's sister.
As of today, fans will be able to take photos with the figure at the museum.