Selena Quintanilla’s wax figure is leaving the Madame Tussauds installation in Hollywood to travel to the late singer’s hometown Corpus Christi, Texas for the annual Fiesta de la Flor.
The third edition of the two-day festival, which honors and celebrates the life of the “Queen of Tejano” music, is set to take place March 24-25.
“At Madame Tussauds, our figures represent icons who have made a significant impact on our culture,” Colin Thomas, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hollywood, said in a statement. “That perfectly describes Selena. Her influence has transcended generations and her passionate fans continue to be inspired by her to this day… We recognize this, and in response, we are proud to join her fans in celebrating her legacy by immortalizing her.”
This year’s Fiesta de la Flor at North Bayfront Park in downtown Corpus Christi will feature special guests like Orange is the New Black actress Jackie Cruz, and will include performances by AB Quintanilla y Elektro Kumbia and La Mafia.
After millions of fans signed a petition asking for a Selena wax figure, it was unveiled last August. “People always ask me how 21 years after she passed this is all happening, and I think it’s because the older generation is teaching their kids about our music, they’re watching the movie,” Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, told Billboard at the unveiling of the wax figure.
“She’s loved, she’s a great role model… I mean I can go on and on [about] reasons why I think Selena is still around, and I’m very proud of the fact that we are here today.”