Selena Gomez Is Having Her Sexiest Year Yet, Here’s The Most Liked Photo EVER.
Before she became one of Disney channel’s darling, Selena Gomez was killing it as one of the cute kids on Barney and Friends. At one point she was more famous for being Justin Bieber’s girlfriend at the height of his popularity than for her own hard work and accomplishments.
Selena has discussed in the past that studio executives and music producers would comment she was not sexy enough even though she was barely out of her teens. Yet, the 24-year-old has continued to grow her acting resume while topping the music charts.
From her latest solo album Revival, Selena's three singles have hit number one on Billboard, making her the sixth woman to ever accomplish this. In the last year, Selena has grown into her own. She looks happier, confident, and yes sexier without even trying. 2016, may prove to be a year she will never forget.
Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas.
She was meant to have a future in music. She was named after famous Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. When she was just seven years old she joined the cast of Barney and Friends. She only lasted two years on the show when producers thought she was getting too old.
She made various guest appearances on Disney channel's shows like Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Finally, she landed the lead role on Wizards of Waverly Place. She was home schooled so she could continue working. She graduated high school in 2010.
That same year she released her first album, A Year Without Rain.
She credits other artists' music for having an effect on her while she made her record. "My influences, especially with this record, would be Cheryl Cole from the U.K. and Katy Perry. The way that they carry themselves and their music styles were very inspiring for me so I kind of made my own version of that," she said at the time of the album's release.
Before becoming a pop star, Selena had a tough childhood. Her mom gave birth to her when she was just 16 years old.
She said there were times her mom would go to the dollar store to buy a box of spaghetti. Her parents divorced when Selena was just five years old.
"I was frustrated that my parents weren't together, and never saw the light at the end of the tunnel where my mom was working hard to provide a better life for me," says Selena.
"My mom was really strong around me. She gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me sacrificed her life for me," explains Selena.
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