Today, July 22, the successful singer and actress, winner of the American Music Awards and Latin American Music Awards, UNICEF Ambassador, philanthropist and designer celebrates her birthday – Selena Gomez… Let’s remember how the path to success of a young star began and what she is doing now.
Childhood and career start
The future singer and actress was born into the family of Mexican Ricardo Gomez and Anglo-Italian Mandy Cornett in 1992, in Texas. Her mother at that time was only 16 years old, they decided to name the girl in honor of the then popular singer Selena. Coincidence or not, but years later, the young Latin American repeated the fate of her chick, becoming a famous American performer.
When Selena was five years old, her parents divorced, and the girl had to move with her mother from the tiny Grand Prairie to the huge seething Los Angeles, where Mandy Cornett began working as a stage actress. Inspired by the example of her mother, Selena, at the age of 6, announced that she also wanted to try herself in the acting field and soon luck smiled at the baby: she was approved for a role in a children’s TV show “Barney and Friends”… By the way, it was there that she met another future star and her friend – Demi Lovato.
In 2003, Selena starred in a full-length film for the first time – “Spy Kids 3”, however, in a cameo role, followed by filming in episodes of little-known TV series, but already in 2006, Selena got a role in the popular project “Hanna Montana”, which went on the air for five years. Collaboration with the Disney channel has greatly contributed to the development of Selena’s career and brought her many roles: The Wizards of Waverly Place, Princess Protection Program other.
Despite the success in film and television, Selena herself at that time was not easy: the star admits that during her school years she had almost no friends, she often suffered from ridicule and self-doubt.
In 2008, Selena first tried herself as a singer, taking part in the recording of the video for the Jonas Brothers, after which for several years she sang with the group The Scene, and in 2013 her first solo album was released.
Health problems and personal life
In 2011, Selena was at the peak of popularity: fame, millions of fans, great deals, but suddenly everything changed – the star was diagnosed with lupus erythematosus. She had to undergo chemotherapy and later undergo a kidney transplant due to complications.
A serious chronic illness not only knocked Selena out of her usual way of life and forced her to interrupt her career, but also affected the mental state of the girl: she began to be haunted by frequent panic attacks and depression. In 2016, the star underwent treatment in a rehab, which is located far from civilization, in order to cope with emotional problems.
In the personal life of the star, not everything is smooth either: in 2010, she began dating Justin Bieber, and since then the couple have repeatedly converged and diverged. The last attempt at reunification was made in the fall of 2017, but it was not crowned with success. The singer was very upset by breaking up with her lover. The subsequent relationship also did not bring Selena any consolation: the affair with the musician The Weeknd did not last long and also ended in parting.
Selena Gomez today
Now Selena Gomez is trying not to look back and move on. Despite numerous problems and difficulties, the girl continues to be creative: in 2018 she starred in the picture of Woody Allen “A Rainy Day in New York”then appeared in a Jim Jarmusch film “The Dead Don’t Die”, and this year her new album “Rare” was released. In addition, Selena has collaborated with the brands Puma, Adidas and Coach.
Hispanic style is difficult to describe in one word: depending on the situation a star can look like a glamorous Hollywood diva or a girl next door… And yet, it’s easy to see that all of Selena’s red carpet looks are feminine and designed to highlight her natural beauty. The star almost always chooses dresses for going out and especially gravitates towards the lingerie style, often trying on silk slip dresses.
Street star style is also very diverse: Selena can be seen both in a business suit and in a charming sweater with a unicorn, but at the same time her images are always thought out and laconic. Selena cannot be taken by surprise with a dirty head, unkempt and slippers – a girl always looks great, as befits an icon of youth style.
Clever and beautiful Selena Gomez began to conquer Hollywood as a child and was able to transform from a Disney girl into a famous singer and actress. Despite all the difficulties, she continues to perform, record songs, act in films and delight fans with new projects.
Happy birthday to Selena and wish you health and good luck in everything!
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