The Filipino boxing legend is the first male Filipino wax figure in the attraction.
Pacquiao is the first male Filipino wax figure to be unveiled at Madame Tussauds. He joins the likes of Angelina Jolie and Benedict Cumberbatch in Hollywood, award-winning musicians like Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande in music, beloved Korean performers like Kim Soo-Hyun and Suzy Bae in film, and the first Filipina and Miss Universe wax figure, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
Manny Pacquiao’s wax figure has just been exhibited at Madame Tussaud’s Hong Kong, making Manny the second Filipino to get his own statue at the iconic wax museum.
Pacquiao’s induction comes only a month after announcing his retirement from the sport.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, unlike other wax attractions, allows visitors to touch and engage with the wax figures. While inside, you may strike the most creative postures you can dream of – even attempt sparring with Pacquiao using the boxing gear that you can also wear – while taking photos and films with the boxing champion, in wax of course.
Pacquiao provided the boxing clothing that his wax figure wears, and considers them to be among his fortunate garments throughout his fighting career, making the wax figure even more meaningful.
“Pacman (Pacquiao’s monicker) fans will be delighted to see our take on Manny Pacquiao at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. From the attire to the physical features and details, and even the setup, it will be like watching the boxing star in action,” says Eric Mak, General Manager of the Hong Kong Cluster.
The Pacquiao wax figure is put in a boxing ring, allowing fans all across the world to capture exciting photos of him in action.
So, if you’re a Filipino in Hong Kong or anywhere else in the world and haven’t seen our iconic kababayan in a while and want to pay a visit, head over to Madame Tussauds and get a warm Pacman welcome.