‘Shining, shimmering, splendid!’: Lea Salonga’s wax twin is coming to Madame Tussauds Singapore

Madame Tussauds Singapore announced that Broadway icon and Disney legend, Lea Salonga is the latest Filipino celebrity to be immortalized as a wax figure.

Filipino Broadway star and Disney legend, Lea Salonga just reached a whole new level of iconic! She’s about to have her very own wax twin at Madame Tussauds Singapore, and fans are over the moon about this well-deserved tribute.

The famous wax museum on Sentosa Island dropped the bombshell on Wednesday, announcing that they’re now at work on creating the Filipino superstar’s wax figure.

“Shining, Shimmering, Splendid! The legendary Lea Salonga will have her very own wax figure in #MadameTussaudsSG! Are you as excited as we are?” they teased.

The theater icon is set to join the ranks of other global superstars and a select group of Filipino celebrities who have been honored with wax figures at Madame Tussauds, either in its Hong Kong or Singapore branch.

This Pinoy lineup includes boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, and actress Anne Curtis.

Celebrated for her award-winning role as Kim in the musical “Miss Saigon” and for lending her powerful singing voice to Disney princesses Jasmine and Mulan, Salonga expressed her delight at being immortalized in wax.

“When my manager said this is happening, Madame Tussauds was interested in turning me into a wax figure, I was like ‘Oh my God! It’s an absolute honor and privilege to be asked. It’s fantastic!” she said.

She added: “I’m super delighted to be joining Madame Tussauds with my very own wax figure. Are you ready?”

Celebrities and fans alike are buzzing with excitement, all agreeing that she truly deserves this honor.

“Finally!!!!! 🙌🙌🙌🙌” exclaimed Catriona.

“Amazingly proud of you my dear!” commented Concert King Martin Nievera.

“Omg. Yasssss!!!! ❤️❤️❤️,” said Fil-Am drag performer Ongina.

A fan commented: “Oh em Lea! You’ve really made your mark! You have a wax figure in Madame Tussaud.”