Selena Quintanilla fans are fighting to keep her memory alive, 20 years after her tragic death. Their latest petition calls for Madame Tussauds Hollywood to eulogize the Queen of Tejano music with a coveted wax figure.
The Change.org initiative, which argues that the late Chicana singer deserves recognition, lists the many accomplishments of Selena such as chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning songs and setting precedents for the Latin community and female singers. “Selena is making history to date, and it would be an honor for Selena to receive a wax figure at the beautiful Madame Tussauds Hollywood,” it reads.
Over 7,500 people have already signed the petition. Even more have supported across social media, prompting Madame Tussauds to respond to one @selenadreamingofyou on Instagram after he or she made a plea for Selena’s wax figure. “Hi @selenadreamingofyou! Thank you for all this information,” Tussauds said. “We have seen your great work! This would be a great figure and we will take it into consideration.”
If Madame Tussauds agrees, Selena’s figure will join the ranks of Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Selena Gomez – who was named after her.
This could be the second successful campaign this summer by Selena fans. M.A.C. responded to fans last month after they urged the cosmetics company to fulfill Selena’s wish for a makeup line. The collaboration with the singer’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, will debut in 2016.