Madame Tussauds New York welcomed a new Selena Quintanilla figure at the legendary Times Square attraction. Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, was present to share her excitement and introduce the “Queen of Tejano” to some of Selena’s most dedicated and adoring fans. Selena’s spirit has never been more alive as today also marks the official DVD release of “The Last Concert.”
As well as unveiling Selena’s figure, Madame Tussauds New York also announced the creation of the all-new ‘Sabor Latino’ experience opening July 20. The attraction will transform its Music Zone to feature the most celebrated icons in Latin music history: Selena Quintanilla’s figure will be joined by those of Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Selena Gomez and the first ever figure of “King of Bachata”, Romeo Santos, whose latest single “Imitadora” was released today and highly anticipated album “Golden” will follow on July 21.
Quintanilla’s figure will be on permanent display in the Times Square attraction and is a re-sculpt of the star’s original Madame Tussauds figure launched last August in Hollywood. The “Queen of Kumbia” catapulted to global adoration in the 1980s and 90s and is the only Latin female artist to have five albums simultaneously on Billboard 200. Selena continues to win awards 22 years later, winning Female Artist of The Year at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards. Her top hits include Dreaming of You, Amor Prohibido and Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, just to name a few.
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.
Selena Quintanilla’s figure is on display now at Madame Tussauds New York.