Senator Manny Pacquiao shared and detailed his experience during the creation process of his very own Madame Tussaud's wax figure.
The world boxing champion is the first Filipino male to have his own Madame Tussaud's wax figure.
In an interview with Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Marketing Head Bobo Yu, Pacquiao recalled the six-hour process. "They had to measure every part of my face and body. Everything was so detailed," he said.
Despite the long and arduous process, Manny said it was enjoyable. "The Madame Tussauds team made it very fun and they were friendly and they helped me throughout so I was at ease with the whole team," he added.
Manny admitted he didn't know it took a lot of work and time to make one figure. "I thought it will only take 1 or 2 hours, but it's really a detailed process the way we did our wax figure," he said. "I guess that' what makes them so realistic."
Pacquiao is the first Filipino male to get his very own Madame Tussaud's wax figure in Hong Kong, which he considers an honor.
"I really appreciated it. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is a home to wax figures of cultural icons, superstars, celebrities while being a cultural icon itself," he said.
"It was a different way to represent my country, the Philippines."
His wax figure was slated to be revealed this year, but had to be pushed back due to the pandemic. Pacquiao says he looks forward to the day when people can visit tourist spots again.
"I look forward to the day when I can visit the tourist attractions take photos with my wax figure and thank all of you for the all-out support," he said.
"I really appreciate it. For now I would like to let you know that I deeply appreciate all your efforts and recognition recognizing my contribution in the field of sports," he added.
Pacquiao said his "desire is to be an inspiration not just to the FIlipinos but to people across the globe, to everyone who continues to pursue their dream regardless of challenges and obstacles. Let us all together keep dreaming bigger dreams with God all things are possible."
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is the first Filipino to get a Madame Tussaud's wax figure. Another Filipina — Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray — is also getting her Madame Tussaud's wax figure, but in Singapore. — LA, GMA News