Selena Quintanilla fans can now meet the Latin singer with the arrival of her wax figure at Madame Tussauds Orlando.
Now through April 8, visitors can catch a glimpse of the “Queen of Tejano” at the International Drive attraction.
Madame Tussauds Orlando worked closely with the Quintanilla family and the Selena Museum to create the wax figure. The museum replicated the pose, expression, makeup and styling from her 1993 concert performance in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. The music there was used for the album Selena Live! which won the Grammy Award for Best Mexican/American album in 1994.
In 2005, Selena was shot and killed by the president of her fan club. To date, 70 million of her albums have sold worldwide.
"Our family is excited that Selena fans in Orlando will have a chance to see this beautiful wax figure in person," Suzette Quintanilla said in a statement. "We are thrilled to continue to work with Madame Tussauds to celebrate her legacy with fans from all around the world.”
During her limited-time appearance, fans can share their love for Selena by leaving a letter at the wax figure. Those letters will be passed on to the Quintanilla family.
Despite passing away 22 years ago, Selena’s music has lived on. The posthumous album Dreaming of You became the fastest-selling album by a female artist in pop history. The album sold 175,000 copies on its first day, more than 400,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard pop chart. Last year, Selena won the Female Artist of the Year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Come face-to-face with Selena and leave her your love just in time for Valentine’s Day. You can find discounted tickets to Madame Tussauds Orlando, here on Best of Orlando.