Catriona Gray, Filipino-Australian model, singer, tv personality, youth advocate and arts ambassador, had the spotlight well and truly shining on her again following a two-year wait at Madame Tussauds Singapore.
Gray, also known as Miss Universe 2018, was finally welcomed to the hall of fame with the side-by-side unveiling of her wax figure in Madame Tussauds Singapore. Miss Gray’s figure is not only the attractions first reveal in over two years as a result of COVID-19, but it is also its first Filipino figure to grace the popular Singapore attraction.
Gray’s wax figure pays homage to the night she was crowned Miss Universe 2018, which she admits to being a turning point in her career.
“Being invited by Madame Tussauds, to be immortalised in wax is further testimony as to why I chose pageantry. While I thoroughly enjoy modelling, pageantry has enabled me to have a voice, to inspire change and to help other women in my immediate communities and beyond,” commented, Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2018.
“Since being crowned Miss Universe 2018, I’ve strived to say yes to anything that enables me to lift up fellow women, to give them reason to believe in themselves and the collective power we have when we work together as one.”
I believe that if my figure being here inspires just one person to believe in themselves and to find a path that is true to them, it has all been worth it. I am so unbelievably proud to be the first Filipino to grace Madame Tussauds Singapore, not least the first female Filipino. May I now be the first of many,” added Gray.
For the next six months, visitors to the attraction in Singapore, will be invited to get up close and personal with the Filipino star’s wax twin, dressed in a bespoke reproduction of her fiery lava red gown which featured a portrait of the Mayon Volcano rendered in Swarovski crystals with a sensational full-length split.
As fans of Madame Tussauds have come to expect, the gown isn’t just a copy, it was specifically made for Madame Tussauds by Filipino designer Mak Tumang, who was responsible for the original lava gown which complemented Gray’s winning lava walk at Miss Universe 2018.
In addition to snapping an ‘on-point’ selfie with the Filipino star, fans will be let into the secrets behind Gray’s show-stopping lava catwalk too. In a 90 second mini video tutorial the star walks fans through her five steps, before inviting them to recreate the walk that reportedly turned the heads of the world’s supermodel elite as it blew up the internet live from Bangkok at the Miss Universe final.
“We’re frequently asked what or who inspires us to select who we work with next, and the short answer is, we listen to our fans. Hot off the back of Catriona’s crowing in 2018, our fans voted for her to be the personality they next wanted to see here in Singapore. We listened and in 2019, we were honored to invite Catriona to sit for our team and the painstaking work began,” said Eric Mak, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Singapore.
“With the easing of travel restrictions between the Philippines and Singapore, we look forward to welcoming even more of Catriona’s fans to see her up close and personal over the next six months”
Catriona’s wax figure will be in Singapore for a limited period, before jetting off to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and Bangkok. To show their gratitude to healthcare workers for being at the forefront of protecting the wellbeing of everyone in Singapore during COVID-19, Catriona and Madame Tussauds Singapore has donated care packs which will be distributed to nursing staff at IHH Healthcare.
In support of all healthcare workers in Singapore, Madame Tussauds will be offering 50% off (U.P. $42) Madame Tussauds Singapore tickets with promo code HEALTH50 for all tickets booked at: www.madametussauds.com/singapore. Medical/Healthcare ID is required upon entry.