interesting facts about selena gomez

Interesting facts about Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is a popular face among American households. She is famous for her acting, singing and people love her cute baby face. Some time refer as a Disney actress, she rose to fame from an Emmy Award-winning television series Wizards of Waverly Place, which was televised on Disney Channel.

So let’s see some interesting facts about this beautiful and multi-talented star.

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Personal Information
Full name:Selena Marie Gomez
Birth date:22nd July 1992
Birth Place:Grand Prairie,Texas, U.S
Nationality:American
Siblings:Scarlett Teefey(Half-Sister), Gracie Ellit Teefey(Half-Sister), Tori Gomez(Half-Sister),Marcus Gomez(Step Brother)
Nick namesSel, Selenita, Conchita, See, Selly
Professions:Singer, song writer, fashion designer,actress, television producer, s
Levels: Hollywood, Interscope
Net worth:$75 million (as of 2020)
Parents:Ricardo Joel Gomez, Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Cornett.
Boy Friends:Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber(Separated in 2017)
Genres:Pop, electropop, dance-pop
Physical Information
Weight:59 kg
Height:5 feet 5 inches
Eye and hair color:Dark Brown and Brunette
Favourite things
Book:Michelle Obama’s “Becoming”, “The Undocumented, Americans and Signs”
Food and drinks:Pizza, Hot Cheetos, Lemons, Mango, Chocolate,Chicken Hot Pie, Pickles, Redbull, Coffee,Pickle Juice, Olive oil
Movies:The Texas Chanshaw Place(1974), Titanic(1994), Spirited Away(2001), Shake it up(2010), The invisible Man(2020), American Hustle(2013), Jennifer’s Body(2009).
TV shows:Hannah Montana(2006-2011), Friends(1994-2004), Shake it up(2010), Wizards of Waverly Place(2007-2012),Black Mirror(2011-present)
Actors and Actress:Johny Depp, Shia LaBeiuf, Taylor Lautner,Meghan Fox, Rachel McAdams
Singers : Britney Spears, Rihanna, Paramore (band), Kelly Clarkson, Skrillex, Cheryl, Bruno Mars
Album and songs:Vulnerable, Party Rock Anthem, baby One More Time(Britney Spears), What Makes You Beautiful
Perfume:Frilly Lily

Childhood and early life-

Selena Gomez named after an American Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla.

She was born to a Mexican descent father Ricardo Joel Gomez and a stage actress Amanda “Mandy” Cornett. Her mother also has some Italian ancestry.

Her parents got divorce when she was five years old and she remained with her mother.

She completed her schooling from Danny Jones Middle School in Texas and she earned her high school degree in 2010.

Debut in acting-

She along with her childhood friend Demi Lovato appeared for Barney & Friends. Gomez appeared thirteen episodes that telecast between 2002-2004.

Her first popular role in a Disney Channel series Hannah Montana in 2007 provides her media attention. 

She came into limelight by her hit show Wizards of Waverly Place. Gomez and her mother along with Lovato’s parents shifted to Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Her debut movie was an animated movie Horton Hears a Who!

First album and success- 

Her debut album was The Scene.

In 2008 she formed a pop-rock band called Selena Gomez & the Scene. The first album released by the band was Kiss & Tell in August 2009. It was ranked at nine as a debut album on the Billboard 200 album chart and sold 66000 copies in its first week.

Selena Gomez got her fame from the Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place, where she recorded the theme song for the show titled “ Everything is Not What It Seems”.

She recorded a song for an animated movie Tinker Bell titled “Fly to Your Heart”.

Her contract with Hollywood Records started when she was 16 years old and ended in 2014. 

Humanitarian works- 

Selena Gomez was selected as a UNICEF’s spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign for three years(2008,2009,2010). She even visited Ghana to see on her own about the condition of the dangerous conditions of vulnerable children. At that time she was the youngest UNICEF ambassador, which was later taken over by a 14 years old British actress Millie Boby Brown.

Gomez raised $700000 for the charity in 2008.

She was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign to encourage teenagers to learn more about 2008 presidential candidates Barrack Obama and John McClain.

She was involved in “Disney’s Friends for Change” organization that promoted “environmentally-friendly behavior”.

She is part of WE Charity and introduced a young fan Nillie Manor who had rare kidney disease in 2018.

Social media followings- 

She has a vast presence on Instagram where she posts regularly and often informs about her health and life stories. She has now 176 million followers on Instagram just after Hollywood star cum retired professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson(182 million).

As of May 2020, she has 61 million followers on Twitter and more than 68 million followers on Facebook. She also runs a YouTube channel where she has 25.5 million subscribers.

Awards and recognitions-

Known for her memorable Disney Channel roles, Selena won five times Kids Choice Award for Favourite TV Actress.

Her debut solo album Stars Dance song “Come & Get It” won Best Pop Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

In 2014 she awarded with Teen Choice Award.

She currently holds a record 11-time Kids’ Most Choice Award wins as an individual.

She was named Billboards Woman of the Year in 2017.

She also holds a record number of awards in different categories such as 2018’s Most followers on Instagram for a female Actor, by 2019 Most Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards won by an individual and the list goes on.

Relationships-

She has been romantically linked with many celebrities. In 2008 she started dating Nick Jonas and maintained an on and off relationship with Justin Beiber. They broke up in 2018. Before Justin, she dated Taylor Lautner in 2009. She was even linked with Orlando Bloom in 2014 but they refused their relation. Now her rumored boyfriend is Caleb Stevens.

Health Issues-

She confirmed that she was diagnosed with Lupus and received a kidney transplant from her actress friend Francia Raisa.

She was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder and revealed that through her Instagram account on 3rd April 2020.

Net worth –

As of 2020, she has a net worth of $75 million.

Gomez has signed a $3million deal with Pantene in 2015 and endorsed several products for Adidas, Puma, Borden Milk, Sears, Luis Vuitton, Coca Cola. In 2017 she confirmed her partnership with Coach.Inc.

She made $10 to $15 million per year from her endorsement deals.

She released her clothing line Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez through Kmart between 2010 to 2014.

Selena released her first fragrance, Selena Gomez, by Selena Gomez in 2012 and the second one was released in 2013 named Vivamore.

She created her nail polish collection, Nicole, by OPI.

Her single paid Instagram post has a value of $3.5 million. Gomez earns $500000 to $800000 for her single sponsored post.

Houses she owns-

Selena Gomez loves to invest in real estate. In 2014 she bought a 3.15 acres house in Calabasas for $3.69 million. In 2015 bought a house in Fort Worth, Texas which is now on sale. She also became the owner of a $2.49 million home in Studio City and as of 2020, she bought another 11500 square feet home in Encino, California for $4.9 million.

Owner of some luxurious cars and a private jet-

Her collections of car is filled with Ford Escape($24885), BMW X6(starting $64300), Audi A6(starting price $54900), Mercedes Maybach($202550).

She also owns a private jet and spends less on her cars as well as on other luxury lifestyle. 

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