Central Florida Overheard: Selena takes Tussauds

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The legendary Latin recording artist Selena was tragically gunned down in 1995, but her influence in music and fashion has survived more than 20 years later. Madame Tussauds Orlando is remembering the “Queen of Tejano” with a wax figure of the music icon on display through Spring Break. They gave a few lucky fans the chance to see the Selena figure before she was presented to the public with a singing contest.

Fans were asked to submit music videos to social media using the hashtag #LoveSelenaOrlando. One of those videos was submitted by Hamburger Mary’s Broadway Brunch Bunch singer Heather Abood. Heather, with friend Caitlin Larkin on guitar, sang “Amor Prohibido” and was named one of the contest winners. Heather, along with Brunch Bunch star Nicky Monet dressed identical to the Selena figure in tow, and Caitlin attended the event.

Speaking to News 13, Heather talked about what seeing the wax figure meant to her. “It was emotional,” she said. “A lot of us were young when she passed away so we weren’t able to see her in concert or meet her so this is the closest to a meet and greet that we’ll ever get.”

Selena’s wax figure, along with a tribute video featuring Heather and Caitlin, are currently on display at Madame Tussauds Orlando through April 8. Get your tickets at MadameTussauds.com/Orlando.

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