After successfully launching Pia Wurtzbach as its first Filipino wax figure, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is set to immortalize yet another local personality in the form of Manny Pacquiao.
A world-renowned boxing champion, MTHK seeks to honor Manny for his countless achievements in the sport, on an international scale. "The Philippines continues to be one of our strongest markets and having Manny Pacquaio who is known globally for his achievements in sports is an honour for us. He is one personality that the attraction has been wanting to have," reveals Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Senior Marketing Manager BoBo Yu.
Manny, for his part, sees the accolade as another way to represent and bring pride to the country. "I'm very honored that they chose me," Manny says. "Masaya ako na maitataas ko muli ang bandera ng Pilipinas sa ganitong paraan. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has many personalities including my fellow athletes and excited ako na makatabi ko sila doon."
Aside from Pia, Manny's figure will be joining the likes of superstar athletes such as Stephen Curry, Yao Ming, Cristiano Ronaldo, and David Beckham.
Manny's wax figure will be unveiled in 2020.
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