Ever since 2011, I got hooked into the works and abilities of singer and actress Selena Gomez (1992-Present) with her hit song “Who Says” (2011).
Selena Gomez was born in July 22nd, 1992 at Grand Prairie, Texas to Ricardo Gomez and Mandy Cornett when her mother was sixteen years old. Selena was named after the famed Tejano singer of the same name and it is no wonder why Gomez became an icon of the 21st century.
She was known for appearing in Barney as Gianna from 2002 to 2004, Alex Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place (2007-2012) and the voice of Mavis from Hotel Transylvania (2012). She also made a recurring role in the hit Disney show Hannah Montana as Mikayla, who is a mean fan towards Miley Cyrus’ character. Ironically enough, Cyrus eventually became the mean one. She also executive produced the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why (2017). However, the real reason why she worked on that series to know that certain topics should be understood better since she faced anxiety and was a victim of bullying.
Selena Gomez has made five albums and tons of film appearances and she did not just do it for fame. She is a very charitable person who regularly contributes to WE Day by hosting it for three years, UNICEF and many different charities. She lives with the systemic disease known as lupus, which she takes breaks so she can feel better about her familia.
Selena is not shy about her Mexican-American heritage as she sang some songs in Spanish and did some advertisements in Espanol without someone dubbing over her.
Once I saw her at her concert at Boston, I was amazingly empowered by her amazing work and understanding about the optimism of life.
This 2017 speech she gave at WE Day is deep proof that Selena Gomez is a faithful personal who believed in killing them with kindness.
Selena Gomez is not only an important Millennial singer and actress but a person who helped bring in Latina heritage and the despair of lupus to a great spotlight.