Manny Pacquiao is getting is getting his own wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong!
"I'm very honored they chose me," said Pacquiao, who is celebrating his 41st birthday.
"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 added.
According to a press statement, the World boxing legend and Philippine Senator already had his measurements taken, in time for his wax figure to be unveiled in 2020.
It reportedly took six hours to measure Pacquiao for his wax figure but the athlete "stayed in good spirits" throughout the afternoon. Check out a few photos from Manny's wax figure measurement below.
“It was a new experience for me,” Pacquiao said. “Ganito pala ka-detalye gumawa ng wax figure kaya mas na appreciate ko yung mga staff.”
Pacquiao also said he can't wait for his children and his fellow Filipinos to see the finished product.
“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,” he said.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Senior Marketing Manager BoBo Yu said the Philippines continues to be one of their 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 fans to see the figure in 2020," Yu added.
Before Manny, Pia Wurtzbach was the only Filipino celebrity immortalized in the famous attraction in Hong Kong. — LA, GMA News