I’ll be honest with you (I always am) and let you know that I didn’t know a whole lot about Selena Gomez. I kind of really couldn’t even tell the difference between her, Miranda Cosgrove, Demi Lovato, and all the other dark-haired female teen idols from around 2010. They all looked the same to me. I figured out Miranda Cosgrove because I loved iCarly. Then I figured out Selena Gomez because she was Justin Bieber’s girlfriend.
Selena Gomez is still just a baby at 26 years old. She was born on July 22, 1992 in Texas. Yee haw! She was named after the Tejano singer Selena who was murdered in 1995. Selena has done many things in her 26 years, but she is probably best known as Alex Russo in the show Wizards of Waverly Place. Actually, she might be best known now as Justin Bieber’s first (true?) love.
Selena’s acting career began on Barney & Friends when she was only seven. She was discovered a few years later by the Disney channel in a nationwide scouting search. Gomez then appeared on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Hannah Montana. She then got Wizards of Waverly Place which thrust her into the spotlight. She has since also appeared in many films.
Like many teen idols of the day, Selena is an actress and a singer. Her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene, released three albums before disbanding. Their third and final album, When the Sun Goes Down, was released in 2011 and then they disbanded in 2013. Gomez claims they’re just on hiatus. I suppose they could still get back together, but it’s been six years.
- Her mom was only 16 when Selena was born.
- She was homeschooled.
- She sang the theme to Wizards of Waverly Place.
- Is best friends with Demi Lovato. “She’s been my best friend since I was 7 years old and we did Barney together.”
- Selena loves Converse shoes. Me too!
- Selena straightens her hair. She has naturally curly hair.
- She loves Johnny Depp.
- Selena is friends with Taylor Swift.
- She dated Nick Jonas in 2008.
- Britney Spears is one of her idols.
Selena Gomez was diagnosed with lupus around 2013. She also had a kidney transplant in 2017 where there were complications. An artery broke which required an emergency surgery. A new artery was built using a vein from her leg. It’s a shame that someone so young has so many health issues.
I’ve seen Selena on Ellen and she seems like a sweet girl. She gives a lot of time to charity and appears to be a very caring individual. She’s definitely talented and should go far in this business if she keeps her nose clean. I know Justin Bieber is married now, but you never know. I’m still hoping for some gorgeous Gomez-Bieber babies.