LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach makes history as first Filipino with wax figure in Madame Tussauds
Pia Wurtzbach made headlines when she was crowned as Miss Universe in 2015. Now, the beauty queen makes the country proud once more as the first Filipino to get a wax statue at Madame Tussauds.
Wurtzbach announced via Instagram today, Sept. 24, that her wax statue will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong next year.
“So excited to be the first Filipino part of Madame Tussauds!” she said, expressing her happiness for the gift she received on her birthday today. “What a birthday treat! Please visit me there. Will be waiting for you!”
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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 who’ll be part of Madame Tussauds! What a birthday treat! Please visit me there. Will be waiting for you! 💙 @madametussaudshongkong
The official Instagram account of the Hong Kong wax museum welcomed the beauty queen by uploading photos of Wurtzbach together with Madame Tussauds’ London wax-making team. Wurtzbach and the team worked to find the closest shades possible to her hair as well as eye colors, which the team will then use for her wax figure.
“Welcome Miss Pia Wurtzbach — the first ever Filipino wax figure in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong!” the wax museum’s Instagram account wrote. “A queen in every definition of the word, Pia’s wax figure will be joining those of the greatest icons from around the world throughout history in 2019. ”
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“I was very excited when I heard the news. It’s really unbelievable!” Wurtzbach said in a statement. “I always thought that this kind of thing would only happen to superstars.”
Wurtzbach commended the museum’s high-technology wax-making process as well as the wax-making team’s professionalism. Apparently, she initially thought she had to be submerged in a tank full of wax to make the figure.
“We really could not have imagined having anyone but her to represent the Philippines in this way and what better way to share this milestone than on her birthday,” said Jenny You, the general manager of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in a statement. NVG
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