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31 Surprising Facts Every Fan Should Know About Selena Gomez


Selena Gomez has again made headlines with her all new tracks “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look At Her Now,” though she has been in the limelight since the early 2010s. The American singer, actress and songwriter, with her humongous base of Selenators, is undoubtedly one of today’s rising stars. Here are few unknown but interesting facts about the singer:

  1. Gomez was named as the ambassador to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation in April 2012, a year after her appearance at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during a Ryan Seacrest Foundation broadcast.
  2. She has been involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, an initiative of the Enough Project, that focuses on creating awareness about conflict minerals and violence against Congolese women.
  3. She was named as the spokesperson for UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat campaign for three consecutive years from 2008 till 2010, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween, and help other children around the world.
  4. She confirmed her collaboration with Coach, Inc, to launch a limited-edition collection of handbags called the “Selena Grace” in the year 2017. On March 29, 2018, she released photos featuring a black and brown Coach bag with the numbers “3 29 ‘98”, a date exactly 20 years ago.
  5. She participated in the UNICEF Tap Project’s “Celebrity Tap Pack” limited-edition, custom-made water bottles which contained tap water from the homes of each celebrity advocate in March 2011.               
  6. Since the year 2016, she is the most-followed person on Instagram, with over 150 million followers. She likes to have an “authentic” connection with her fans and has maintained her social media accounts by herself for a long time.
  7. She worked with the UR Votes Count campaign that motivated teenagers to turn out for the 2008 presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.
  8. She launched her own clothing line, Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez, through retailer Kmart, from the year 2010 to 2014. Two years later, she was featured in a fashion campaign for luxury brand Louis Vuitton.
  9. She has been attending the WE Day California event in Los Angeles since the year 2018. During her appearance in the 2018 event, she introduced Nellie Mainor, a young Selenator, who was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease.
  10. In the early 2014, she was diagnosed with Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system of the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissues.

  11. She has faced issues with depression and anxiety, following her chemotherapy treatment for lupus, and has spent time at a rehab facility in Arizona. She reportedly surrendered her cell phone and was living in treatment for 90 days along with a group of young women.
  12. She formed the production company July Moon Productions in the year 2008, and announced two films to have been lined up. A film adaptation of Jay Asher’s young adult fiction novel “13 Reasons Why” was one among the two, which later came to life in Netflix in 2017.
  13. Three years after her lupus diagnosis, she revealed that she had been out of spotlight for months as she had undergone a kidney transplant. Her friend and fellow actress Francia Raisa was the donor.
  14. Her condition before the transplant was dire as she was suffering from arthritis and organ failure. But unfortunately she ruptured an artery during the transplant and had emergency surgery to build a new artery.
  15. She launched a self-titled fragrance, Selena Gomez by Selena Gomez in the year 2012. Her second fragrance Vivamore by Selena Gomez was released the next year. She even collaborated with OPI to create her own collection of nail polish colors for Nicole.
  16. She is the ambassador of DoSomething.org, following her involvement with the charity Island Dog, which helped dogs in Puerto Rico, during the filming of her movie “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.”
  17. At the age of 17, Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador at the time, when she was chosen in August 2009. Later, the title went to Actress Millie Bobby Brown, when she became the ambassador at the age of 14.
  18. Her first acting gig was at the age of 7, when she landed a role as Gianna in the kids show “Barney & Friends,” but gained prominence only at the age of 12 when she started working for the Disney Channel.
  19. However, it was her breakthrough role of Alex Russo, the lead character in the Disney series “Wizards of Waverly Place,” that garnered her the much needed attention to propel her to mainstream success.
  20. Gomez was the spokesperson for State Farm Insurance, and was featured on the television commercials for the company. The ads were aired on the Disney Channel in an effort to create awareness of being a safe driver.

  21. She landed the leading role of Mary Santiago, an aspiring dancer, in the direct-to-video film “Another Cinderella Story,” the second installment of “A Cinderella Story” series.
  22. Gomez also recorded a total of three songs, with the lead single “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” for the soundtrack of the movie “Another Cinderella Story.”
  23. She is an avid horror fan, just like Petra Collins, the Canadian director. The duo’s love for horror can be seen in the music video of the song “Fetish.” After that, they again collaborated on “A Love Story,” a short film for IGTV.
  24. Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas to Ricardo Joel Gomez and Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Cornett. When she was five years old, her parents divorced and she remained with her mother.
  25. It was reported that she was named after the “Queen of Tejano music,” Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, who was top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s decade, and also one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers.
  26. The singer has two younger half-sisters – Victoria “Tori” Gomez through her father and his wife Sara Gomez, and Gracie Elliot Teefey through her mother and her second husband Brian Teefey.
  27. She was one of the members of the “Disney’s Friends for Change” organization that promoted “environmentally-friendly behavior.” She was also featured in the public service announcements of the organization from 2009 to 2012.
  28. Gomez, along with fellow singers Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and the Jonas Brothers, recorded the single “Send It On”, as a ad-hoc musical team named “Disney’s Friends For Change.” The proceeds from the charity single were accepted into the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.
  29. Seeing her mother, Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Cornett, a former stage actress, prepare for stage productions is what that actually created her interest in making a career in the entertainment industry.
  30. Gomez has had a financially troubled childhood, as her mother was only sixteen when she was born, and was struggling to provide for them. It was her grandparents who often took care of her, while her parents finished their schooling.
  31. Selena Gomez Net Worth: $60 Million.
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