Selena Quintanilla's style was iconic — her fashion choices have stood the test of time. So when Madame Tussauds revealed her wax figure in 2016, all eyes were on not just the face, but the outfit she would be wearing.
The figure was indeed wearing Selena's favorite color, but her sister Suzette Quintanilla told Entertainment Tonight in a new interview that the look wasn't the family's first choice.
The purple studded jacket, knee-high boots, and signature bustier worn by the wax figure was the outfit the Queen of Tejano rocked in 1993 for a concert at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The performance was recorded for the "Selena Live" album, which would go on to win the Grammy for Best Mexican/American Album in 1994.
But the look her mother, Marcella Quintanilla, wanted was the gorgeous sparkling white dress Selena wore to the Grammys.
They ended up scrapping the idea because of a technicality. The Recording Academy owns the copyright to the Grammy Award. Therefore, the figure wouldn't be able to hold a replica of the trophy.
“We all talked about it, we were just afraid that if you didn’t know who Selena was and you saw her at Madame Tussauds standing there in just a white beautiful gown, would you know if she’s a singer, what she did?” Suzette told ET.
“So, we thought, if we can’t have the GRAMMY then we can put her in the outfit that she won the GRAMMY for,” she added.
Fans can still see Selena's Grammy dress and award at her museum in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Although the family didn't go with the option they wanted, it is sweet that they were still able to honor one of her greatest achievements.
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