Pia Wurtzbach to have wax figure in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) — Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will be the first Filipino to have a wax figure displayed at the tourist-drawer Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong.
Wurtzbach has gone through measurement process with a team from London. She got a look at the different elements used in most wax figures and even goofed around with eyeballs and different hair colors.
Her wax figure will join those of celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Jackie Chan and Choi Siwon, in the famous museum in 2019.
Madame Tussauds General Manager Jenny You said the decision to add Wurtzbach to their roster of famous personalities was due to the clamor of the Philippine community living and visiting Hong Kong.
"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... 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," she said,
"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." she added.
Since winning the Miss Universe crown in 2015, Wurtzbach has used her the spotlight to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS issues as UNAIDS ambassador.