Madame Tussauds Singapore has finally unveiled the wax figure of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, after more than a year of delay due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, March 30, Catriona shared a glimpse of her own wax figure, which was inspired by her look when she was crowned Miss Universe in Thailand in December 2018.
The copy wears a Philippine sash, and a replica of her trademark ear cuff and "Mayon" gown made by local designer Mak Tumang.
"Who's that girl? What a surreal moment to (FINALLY!) launch my very own wax figure at Madame Tussauds Singapore after 3 years! Kiliiiig akoooo!" said Catriona.
The Filipina-Australian beauty queen said she is "honored and flattered" to be the first Filipina to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Singapore. Hers is now on display at the museum's Film and TV zone, and it features an interactive zone where visitors can try her doing her famous lava walk.
"For those that are curious! Mak Tumang created an ah-mazing replica lava gown! The small differences on the neck line are to hide the 'seams' where the head of the wax figure fit onto the body! The lava gowns mesh base presented a challenge but Mak masterfully worked around these!" continued Catriona.
On why her wax figure isn't wearing a Miss Universe sash and crown, the singer explained: "Because the interactive concept is to 'LavaWalk' with me. Also as the only Filipino in MT Singapore, it brings me so much pride to have the PHILIPPINES sash front and center."
It was in January 2020, just in time for her 26th birthday, when it was first announced that Catriona, now 28, will be getting her own wax figure at the Madame Tussauds branch in Singapore.
Aside from Catriona, other Filipino personalities who have their own Madame Tussauds wax figures are Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.