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Selena Immortalized With a Madame Tussauds Wax Figure

More than 10,000 people signed a petition for the museum to create a wax sculpture of the Tejano music icon, and it happened.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood Unveils A Wax Figure Of Selena Quintanilla
A view of the wax figure of Selena Quintanilla at Madame Tussauds on August 30, 2016 in Hollywood, California.Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

The late Latina musical icon Selena has been immortalized with a Madame Tussauds Wax Museum sculpture in Hollywood on Tuesday evening.

More than 10,000 people had signed a petition for the museum to create a wax sculpture of the Tejano music icon. The sculpture is valued around $350,000 and recreates her appearance at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 7, 1993.

The unveiling also lined up with the 21st anniversary of the release of her fifth studio album "Dreaming of You."

The unveiling of the Selena Quintanilla wax figure at The Madame Tussauds Hollywood on August 30, 2016 in Hollywood, California.Paul Archuleta / FilmMagic

Family and fans gathered for the unveiling, excited to see the final result. Her brother A.B. Quintanilla told KABC that there was a problem with the figure's bra just prior to the ceremony. The clothing designer did not have enough rhinestones to completely cover the bra to perfectly recreate Selena's outfit.

"She didn't buy enough stones and, man, she was super upset because she couldn't finish the bra, she couldn't finish her bustier," Quintanilla said. "So, she just generally placed them in a certain way and made it look like it was supposed to be like that."

Fans on social media were touched by the figure and excited to share their love for this prestigious honor for Selena.

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