Selena Gomez: From Disney Star, To Super Star
Named after the iconic Mexican American star Selena Quintanilla, Selena’s fate was written in the stars from a young age, she went from Disney to Diva- becoming an icon to the younger generation of today. Starting
Named after the iconic Mexican American star Selena Quintanilla, Selena’s fate was written in the stars from a young age, she went from Disney to Diva- becoming an icon to the younger generation of today.
Starting out in Disney hit T.V series, Wizard of Waverly Place, Selena played lead character, Alex Russo, making her a household name overnight, as such. Following on from the dream world of Disney, Selena starred in several other mainstream T.V shows such as Hannah Montana and appeared alongside pop icon, Demi Lovato in Sonny With A Chance.
With fame and fortune Selena used her name for goodwill, and became the youngest UNICEF ambassador, at just seventeen. Raising awareness in Ghana, Africa on the lack of clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare- which are life’s basics. Growing up in the spotlight, brought questions to herself, she wanted to prove she’s more than a teen actress, with that said, she incorporated her soundtracks into the programs she starred in, easing her way into the music scene. Coining her stage presence as ‘Selena and The Scene’, she went from music to acting and shining in the spotlight. Until this day she has broken music records and produced catchy tunes that are known worldwide. In comparison to her colourful and fruitful work, and success, Selena’s love life is slightly mundane. With relationships with pop star Justin Bieber, which was one of the most iconic relationships of the younger generation of today, they were coined ‘Jelena’ by their army of fans, and broke millions of hearts worldwide. Although Selena has been linked to R&B star, The Weeknd, also known as Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, however, she seems to be in an on-off relationship with Justin, quite often.
In recent times, she has dropped out of appearances and world tours, creating questions globally, about the state of her health. As a sufferer of the auto-immune disease Lupus, Selena is an advocate for the awareness of it. With her recently undergoing a kidney transplant, donated from best-friend and actress, Francia Raisa. With her power of fame, and her iconic traits, Selena is using her powers through philanthropy for people globally, and sufferers of the disease, that has hit home hard.
From one spectrum to another, Selena has been transformed into a fashion loving chameleon, who has starred in various campaigns for French house, Louis Vuitton, in their edgy Series 5 campaign, to Coach, where Selena blend effortless chic with current styles, to her recent collaboration with sports giant; Puma. With Puma, Selena portrays the all-American style through street chic vibes, recently starring in their En-Pointe campaign with New York City Ballet company, bringing millennial pink to the streets through artistic movement.
From child Disney star, to actress and musician, whom has won numerous awards for her teen-star status, to more recently, Women in Music awards. Selena has transformed into a bona-fide star through flawless fashion and her pop status, thus resulting in being the most followed Instagram user in the world, with an astonishing 132 million followers!