Selena Gomez

by Jaden Wortham

Selena Marie Gomez (1992- )

Selena was born July 22 in Grand Prairire Texas, United States. Her parents, Ricardo Joel Gomez and Amanda Dawn "Mandy" Cornett named her after Tejano singer Selena. Her father is Mexican descent while her mother has Italian ancestry. When Selena was 5 her parents got a divorce and she stayed with her mother.

Hardships

When Selena's mom had her a the age of 16 there were a lot of financial troubles. Selena says she remembers being frustrated that her parents weren't together and that she never realized that her mom was trying her hardest to make life better for her

"What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you" -Selena Gomez

Getting her start

Starting Selena's career

Selena first gained an interest in the entertaining business when she watched her mother prepare for stage productions. she began auditioning for various roles and got her first acting part as Gianna in Barney and Friends. She appeared in 14 episodes through 2002 and 2004. After having experience she began getting multiple roles in shows like The Suite Life of Zach & Cody, Hannah Montana, and Lizzie McGuire.

Selena Gomez & The Scene

Selena produced her first album called "Kiss & Tell" which was certified gold in March of 2010,A song from the album called "naturally" reached the top 30 in the U.S and the top 20 in New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Canada, and Germany. Naturally was also certified platinum in the U.S and Canada. The album sold over 900,000 copies.
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