Immortal Beauty: Meet Pia Wurtzbach And Her Wax Twin At Madame Tussauds Singapore

The former Miss Universe is the first Filipino to have a wax figure in the history of Madame Tussauds
The wax figure of former Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is the first wax model of a Filipino star in Madame Tussauds's history
Photo: Instagram / @piawurtzbach

Pia Wurtzbach, the former Miss Universe of 2015, has been immortalised in wax. The beauty queen, style maven, actress and model—what can’t she do?—will be unveiling her hyper-realistic wax figure tomorrow at its new home, Madame Tussauds Singapore. She is the first Filipino star in the museum’s history to have a wax model of her made. To celebrate the unveiling of her wax figure on our little red dot, the 34-year-old will be making a special appearance on Sentosa Island on 23 March, for regional fans to catch her and her wax counterpart side-by-side.

Created in the likeness of Wurtzbach’s 2015 Miss Universe look almost a decade ago, the crowning moment where she wore that distinct blue gown was selected as the star’s most iconic snapshot for her wax figure. The team at Madame Tussauds worked with Wurtzbach to create a special pose, with Wurtzbach holding out the Miss Universe crown for fans to interact with and wear for the perfect Instagram opportunity. The figures of Michelle Yeoh, Serena Williams, Dua Lipa and Audrey Hepburn will be neighbours to the wax model of Wurtzbach.

Few may know that it took Wurtzbach three tries before she was finally crowned Miss Philippines, but it was her undying perseverance that allowed her to go further and take home the Miss Universe title. Beyond her win at the beauty pageant in 2015, Wurtzbach taps her global influence an advocate for education and HIV/AIDS-awareness. Her perennial elegance, coupled with her approachable personality, that allows her to easily connect with anyone she meets are the qualities that led Madame Tussauds to select the multihyphenate as the museum’s first Filipino star.

With each Madame Tussauds’s figure, the intricate, painstaking process can take anywhere from 6 months to 1 year. To produce each lifelike figure, it’s also been said that each strand of hair on any single wax figure is individually attached to the artificial scalp. Thankfully, in an interview, the team at Madame Tussauds said that upon the first look at her model in 2019 in Hong Kong, the fashion it-girl was captivated by the detail and likeness of her wax double.

You can view Pia Wurtzbach’s wax figure for yourself at Madame Tussauds Singapore from 23 March to 1 September 2024. You can purchase tickets to her exclusive Meet & Greet on 23 March here.