After Pia Wurtzbach's historic turn as Madame Tussauds Hong Kong's first-ever Filipino wax figure last March, another internationally renowned Pinoy icon brings pride to the world stage with Madame Tussauds Hong Kong's announcement of a new Filipino wax figure. And who other internationally renowed celeb was it but Manny Pacquiao? The announcement arrived in time for the senator-athlete's 41st birthday last December 17.
"I'm very honored that they chose me. Masaya ako na maitataas ko muli ang bandera ng Pilipinas sa ganitong paraan. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has many personalities including my fellow athletes and excited ako na makatabi ko sila doon," he shared.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Senior Marketing Manager BoBo Yu shared her excitement to have Manny Pacquaio their roster of Asian icons. “The Philippines continues to be one of our strongest markets and having Manny Pacquaio who is known globally for his achievements in sports is an honour for us. He is one personality that the attraction has been wanting to have and we cannot wait the Filipino fansto see the figure in 2020,” said Yu.
Pacquiao's wax figure sports his signature boxing match look and is an exact replica of the international boxer down to the smallest detail. Manny even chose the eye shape and color most identical to his while the very detailed and meticulous staff of Madame Tussaud's Hong Kong chose the best skin tone to perfectly match the wax figure to his likeness. Even though it took over six hours to do his measurents, Pacquiao patiently cooperated with a team who flew all the way from the United Kingdom just to make sure every detail was on point. “It was a new experience for me. Ganito pala ka-detalye gumawa ng wax figure kaya mas na-appreciate ko yung mga staff," he said.
Pacquiao was also equally thrilled to share this news with his family. “Mas naging proud ako na maging dad nila. I can’t wait to bring them to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong to see my wax figure. Excited rin ako to see how it will look like and i-share ito to my Filipino fans,” said Pacquiao.
Manny Pacquiao's wax figure is set to be unveiled in 2020 and will be available for viewing at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Hong Kong.
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