The Pia Wurtzbach wax figure will soon be mounted in a famous wax museum in Hong Kong.
It will be the first-ever Filipino figure in Madame Tussauds museum.
According to the museum, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was chosen for being a global icon. Since 2016, she has served as a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Asia & the Pacific.
Also Madame Tussauds General Manager Jenny You stated that –
“Our Filipino guests have always been very important to us and we’ve always believed we should have a Filipino wax figure, so we’re very pleased to have Ms. Pia Wurtzbach mark this milestone with us,”
“Leading up to this moment, we of course did our own research, and this is our way to showing the Filipino community living and visiting Hong Kong as well as our neighbor SEA cities that we heard them well. With Pia’s sweet, positive and fun personality, we really could not have imagined having anyone but her to represent the Philippines in this way. More than being a queen, she has all the makings of an icon and we’re proud to be able to house her wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong for the rest of the world to be able to interact with” she added.
In an interview, Pia shared her excitement.
“When I found out, I was so excited. I couldn’t believe it! In my head, this is something only happens to big stars..I go to Madame Tussauds, so I know what it’s like and how fun it is there. And now, thinking that I’m going to be one of them, I’m very honored, I’m very grateful, and I can’t wait to see it.”
This Pia Wurtzbach wax figure will be displayed along with celebrities like Taylor Swift, Jackie Chan, and including her idol, Super Junior member Choi Siwon of South Korea.
Pia has gone through the “sitting” or the measurement process with a team in London. Her wax figure will be in the museum’s roster of legendary personalities for 2019.