Selena Gomez is an American singer and actress who initially gained stardom for appearing in Disney’s series such as Barney & Friends and Wizards of Waverly Place. She is known for her albums Stars Dance (2013) and Revival (2015). As an actress, Selena rose to prominence for her roles movies such as Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009), Ramona and Beezus (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), Getaway (2013) and The Fundamentals of Caring (2016). She is one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram, with more than 144 million followers on the app.
Selena Marie Gomez
Sel, Selly, Selenita, Conchita, Mamachita, See
Actress, Pop Singer, Fashion Designer
Selena was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
She is currently 26 years old.
She went to Danny Jones Middle School, Texas, USA (dropped out due to bullying) and was then homeschooled. She grabbed her diploma from homeschooling.
- Father – Ricardo Joel Gomez, Brian Teefey (Stepfather)
- Mother – Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Teefey
- Siblings – Gracie Elliot Teefey (Half Sister), Scarlett Teefey (Half Sister) (Deceased Sister), Tori Gomez (Half Sister)
Justin Bieber (2010 – 2014) – Selena started dating Canadian Singer Justin Bieber in November 2010 and broke out in November 2012. The couple reconciled again in April 2013 but it only lasted up to June 2013.
Austin Mahone (2014) – She dated American singer Austin Mahone in 2014.
Tommaso Chiabra (2014) – She had a brief relationship with Italian businessman Tommaso Chiabra in 2014.
Zedd (2015) – She was rumored to be dating German DJ Zedd in 2015. But the couple were spotted at several places during that time.
Charlie Puth (2015) – Selena Gomez was again rumored to have had a fling, this time, with Charlie Puth in November 2015.
The Weeknd (Abel Makkonen) (2017) – She began dating fellow Canadian singer The Weeknd in early 2017. They ended their relationship in late 2017.
- In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
- In centimeters – 165 cm
- In meters – 1.65 m
- In Kilograms – 59 kg
- In Pounds – 130 lbs
- Measurements – 36-28-35
- Bust – 36 inches
- Waist – 28 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 34B
7 (US) / 5 (UK)
6 (US) / 10 (UK)
She launched her own pop-rock band, Selena Gomez & the Scene in 2009 and released their debut album in August 2009. It was ranked no.9 at the US Billboard 200 in its first week.
Selena released her solo album titled Stars Dance on July 23, 2013, under the recording label, Hollywood Records. The album reached no.1 on the US Billboard 200 chart in the first week of release and gradually declined. It received mixed reviews from critics.
Dance, Pop, Electropop, Pop Rock, Dubstep
Hollywood Records, Interscope Records
As a child, Selena entered into the entertainment industry making her debut with the 2003 film Spy Kids 3D: Game Over.
The children’s TV series Barney & Friends marked her first appearance on television. She was featured in the 7th and 8th season between 2002 and 2003.
She has been associated with several brands including Sears, UNICEF, Adidas, Eco, Adrenalina (perfume company), Coca-Cola, Louis Vuitton, and Pantene among others. She also did many tv commercials.
- Her performance in the television series “Wizards of Waverly Place” gained her seven Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, American Latino Media Arts Award, Gracie Awards’, and the ‘Imagen Awards.
- Gomez has earned a number of awards throughout her career, including an ALMA Award, a Billboard Women in Music award, an MTV Video Music Award, an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, and fifteen Teen Choice Awards.
- She was the youngest ambassador in UNICEF history. She was just 17 then.
- She was ranked #19 on Maxim’s “Hot 100” in 2014.
Selena Gomez Net Worth
The damsel has an estimated net worth of $60 million dollars. Majority of her fortune comes from music, movies, and endorsements. In September 2017, Selena signed a $30 million deal with Puma for two years. With that lucrative endorsement deal, she became the new face of Puma. Not to mention, Selena Gomez is one of the wealthiest pop sensations in the business.
Selena loves expensive cars and was spotted driving around in Ford Escape. One of the popular SUV in America, it boasts a 2.5-liter four-cylinder mill that is good for 168hp. She also owns a Mercedes, a BMW and a Jaguar. She was usually seen cruising on an aqua blue Vespa buddy scooter enjoying the summer.
She owns a lavish $3 million mansion near the popular Hidden Hills neighborhood of California. The luxury house features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a spa, a gym, and a pool.
Selena Gomez Favorites
- Actor – Johnny Depp
- Actress – Rachel McAdams
- Food – Pickles, Pizza with jalapeño and mushrooms, Mango
- Restaurants – Maggiano’s Little Italy, Los Angeles, USA
- Band – Paramore
- Songs – Baby One More Time (Britney Spears), Party Rock Anthem (LMFAO), What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction in 2012)
- Movies – Titanic (1997), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), Spirited Away (2001)
- TV shows – Wizards Of Waverly Place (2007-2012), Hannah Montana (2006-2011), Shake it up (2010), Friends (1994-2004)
- Holiday Destination – Malaysia, Hawaii, Paris, Tropical Island of Puerto Rico
- Drink – Pickle Juice
- Color – Green
- Person – Britney Spears
- Perfume – Frilly Lily
- Candy – Snickers Bars, Good & Plenty Candy
- Fashion Brands – Urban Outfitters and American Apparel
- Fashion Accessories – Bracelets, Earrings, Shoes
Fewer Known Facts About Selena Gomez
Despite having a difficult childhood due to financial hiccup, Selena Gomez entered into showbiz at age nine.
Her mother was just aged 16 when she gave birth to her. Her parents got separated when she was five years old.
Selena was discovered by Disney Channel in a nation-wide casting call. She did the main role Alex Russo in Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place. And, in fact, Disney gifted her a Mickey Mouse charm necklace for her appearance in the series.
The gorgeous woman instantly achieved fame and popularity and got rid of her financial hurdles as she was paid around $25,000 per episode in the series. From there on, there was no looking back for the actress as she propelled her portfolio to singing and songwriting. she had a successful career in the entertainment industry over the years making her the most popular pop sensation in the world.
Selena has released a number of albums independently and via her band Selena Gomez & the Scene. Many of her albums went on to top the US Billboard and other charts. Throughout her career, Selena has sold more than 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide. Apart from a music career, she owns several business endeavors including the recently launched production company July Moon Productions.
Like other pop artists, Selena has also gone on several international tours. Subsequently, her net worth began to swell and add to that, she runs a fashion line “Dream Out Loud” and a perfume line called ‘Selena Gomez’. As per reports, Selena made over $4 million last year.
Selena was named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Selene means “Goddess of the moon.”
She has five dogs – Chip, Willy, Fina, Wallace, and Baylor. All of these dogs were mostly stray dogs and she adopted them.
Selena would have been a chef if she was not a singer or actress.
She consumes olive oil regularly in order to protect and smooth her voice.
Selena is known for her philanthropic activities, including her association with the ‘Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’ movement.
She has also been involved with other organizations and campaigns like ‘DoSomething.org’, ‘Island Dog’, ‘RAISE Hope for Congo’, ‘Friends for Change’, ‘Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund’, and ‘Hope for Haiti Now’, amongst many others. Gomez has served various causes from child welfare to the protection of animals to environmental concerns.
In 2017, she had a kidney transplant due to her lupus after Francia Raisa donated a kidney to her.
She launched a limited-edition collection of handbags under the label “Selena Grace” in collaboration with the luxury brand Coach, Inc. in 2017.
Selena was pushed down to no. 2 spot for having the most number of followers on Instagram by Cristiano Ronaldo in October 2018.