In what will be a Hong Kong first, Philippines boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is getting his own wax figure at the famous Madame Tussauds, the museum announced on Tuesday. The eight-time division champion has been making the news lately, most notably obtaining his university degree in political science last week and the Filipino great, who turned 41 on Tuesday, will get 2020 off to a fine start by having the museum honour him in the most memorable way. View this post on Instagram 率先睇睇我哋2020年有咩新計劃~ 一齊熱烈歡迎星級運動員——拳王Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao進駐香港！好快就可以同Manny會面關注我哋，留意佢嘅最新消息！ Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come this 2020. Let’s all welcome the newest addition to @madametussaudshongkong ’s lineup of star athletes, boxing champ Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao )! Meet Manny’s wax figure SOON. Stay tuned for more updates! #PacquaioforMTHK A post shared by Madame Tussauds Hong Kong (@madametussaudshongkong) on Dec 16, 2019 at 2:46pm PST Pacquiao – or specifically his wax figure – will join such luminaries as Canto pop star Andy Lau Tak-wah and Hollywood heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch next year according to Madam Tussauds Hong Kong museum, which is located on The Peak. “Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come this 2020. Let’s all welcome the newest addition to @madametussaudshongkong’s line-up of star athletes, boxing champ Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao @mannypacquiao! Meet Manny’s wax figure soon. Stay tuned for more updates,” said the museum in an Instagram posting on Tuesday. Never too late: Manny Pacquiao graduates from university with a degree in political science Pacquiao flew to Madame Tussauds headquarters in the UK to have a “fitting” with workers and craftsman putting the finishing touches to the wax figure, which will be unveiled in the early part of 2020. It’s the first time Hong Kong has ever honoured the Philippines’ favourite son, but the museum understands the value of the boxer, who appeals to millions with many fans in Hong Kong. View this post on Instagram 仲有咩比宣佈佢嘅蠟像即將入駐香港杜莎夫人蠟像館更加適合慶祝佢嘅生日？你冇睇錯！Manny Pacquiao 即將加入，成為館裡最新嘅菲律賓籍蠟像！快D準備好喺2020年同Manny面對面交鋒！時刻關注我哋，第一時間了解有關佢嘅資訊! What better way to welcome the Pinoy boxing champ’s birthday than with a wax figure reveal! Yes, Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao ) is the newest addition to our pool of Filipino wax figures in @madametussaudshongkong ! Get ready to go face-to-face with Manny Pacquaio’s wax figure this 2020! Stay tuned for more updates! #PacquaioforMTHK A post shared by Madame Tussauds Hong Kong (@madametussaudshongkong) on Dec 16, 2019 at 2:45pm PST Madame Tussauds Hong Kong senior marketing manager BoBo Yu expressed excitement in welcoming Pacquiao to the attraction. “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 and we cannot wait for the Filipino fans to see the figure in 2020,” Yu said in a statement.