Facts & Quotes

Check out some exciting facts & inspirational quotes to find out more about Selena!

Selena’s full name is Selena Marie Gomez. She was born on 22nd July 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Selena is half Italian and half Mexican. The name Selena means “moon” in Greek.
Selena is a huge animal lover and she also a dog girl, when Selena was a teen, she had 6 rescued dogs. Chip, Willy, Fina, Chazz, Wallace and Baylor! Selena always says that its better to rescue a pet from shelter than to buy in store!
Selena’s favorite color is green.
Selena’s hair color is dark brown and they are naturally curly.
Selena’s favorite shoes are “Converse”, high heels and cowgirl boots.
Selena were living with her parents, (mom Mandy and stepdad Brian) until she turned 21 in 2013, and then she moved to her own house in Calabasas to live with her girlfriends.

“I’d love to do my own music for sure. I’d love to have a band.”

Selena is crazy over food, she loves to cook and eat. Selena’s fav snack is Hot Cheetos, pickles and Snickers. She loves ice cream, sweets, Pizza, chocolate, tacos & Pepsi. Selena’s fav fruit is mango.

“I like to have fun. I like to hang out.”

Selena is a sporty girl, she likes pilates, basketball, surfing and skating. Selena also loves to dance, when she was in the middle school she was a cheerleader!

“Im not perfect, but im always me.”

“Be yourself, theres no one better.”

Selena’s favorite songs to sing and listen to is anything from Taylor Swift, Jessie J and Drake. In the recent interview, Selena said that she also likes to listen to some 70’s & 80’s hits.
In August of 2010 Selena launched her 1st own clothing line – “Dream Out Loud” exclusively at Kmart.

“If you respond with kindness, you will always win!!!”

Before moving to Los Angeles and becoming worldwide superstar, Selena went to “Danny Jones Middle School” in Grand Prairie, Texas.

“If you truly love something let it go if it comes back it was meant to be.”

Selena got her first car, “Ford Escape Hybrid” as a birthday present, when she turned 16 years old in 2008. In 2013, she bought the new one – “BMW X5”. Now shes a big girl and has a few cars including “Range Rover Sport”, “Ford Explorer” and “Cadillac CT6”!
Selena likes to wear scarves, its her favorite accessory.

“I still feel like I’m the girl from Texas.”

Selena loves music so much! She plays electric guitar, drums and piano.
Selena holds 2 Guinness World Records for the most winning by a female singer and actress at Kids Choice Awards!
Selena is a huge fan of Britney Spears! When Selena was 7 years old, the first concert she ever attended was a Britney Spears’s show.

“All the people who knock me down, only inspire me.”

Selena started her acting career when she was 7, the first role she ever played was Gianna in TV show “Barney and Friends”.

“I was never the girl who thought I need to make sure I look like all the other girls. I think you look the best, when you stand out.”

Selena’s favorite movie genre is a horror, she has a lot of thrillers on her smart TV.

“Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone, dont be someone else, just be yourself.”

Fans from Eastern Europe love to call Selena – “Selenka”! Basia Richards, (Selena’s 1st stylist which worked with her on WOWP) thought up this nickname! 
Selena doing a lot of charity work! In 2009, when Selena was 17 years old, she became the youngest Unicef Ambassador ever.
Selena’s favorite jewelry is a hoop earrings.

“I don’t want people to look at me as someone who is just this celebrity person.”

Selena loves pickles & gum that much, that she would want to invent a pickle-flavored gum.

“I wanted to be like my friends. I hung out with girls who had blue eyes and blond hair & I thought, ‘I want to look like them!’”

Selena loves to travel, her favorite places to visit in the world is New York, London and Paris.

“What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.”

Selena had her first kiss on set of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” with Dylan Sprouse.

“My fans are so important to me, and I would never want to disappoint them.”

Selena’s height is 168 cm. (she was 165 cm. at 16 years old!), shes really tall girl! 😍
When Selena was 13 years old girl, she had a huge crush on Jessie McCartney. Selena’s most favorite song from Jessie was Beautiful Soul, she had big Jessie McCartney’s poster in her room back then. Selena says that Jessie was her life & she still would run and stalk him for hours near his hotel!

Selena’s role models are Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon & Margot Robbie!

“You can’t fight anger with anger or hate with hate.”

Selena is a huge fan of TV show FRIENDS.
Selena loves to go to Disneyland! It’s her favorite place in California.

When Selena was 15, she came at a Teen Vogue Party with some blue going on in her hair! 😍 10 years later, that fact went viral and became a cultural reset!
Selena first met her BFF Taylor Swift, backstage at the Jonas Brothers’ concert in 2008!

“I believe in second, chances, but i dont believe in third or fourth chances.”

In September of 2020 Selena launched her own beauty brand “Rare Beauty”, but its so much more than just cosmetics! Find out why on our Rare Beauty Page

“I’m super laid back. I’m from Texas. I love my family.”

Selena is currently pets 2 new dogs, their names are Winnie and Daisy!

“My job is a lot of travel, connecting with people, making people happy, and that makes me happy.”

Selena loves fast food a lot, her favorite restaurants are KFC, “Jack in the Box” & Hooters!

“My ultimate dream is that I am able to save people’s lives through something”

Selena won 3 Emmy Awards and became the first actress, which gave Disney this award!

I hope that I will inspire so many people to continue to believe in their dreams, believe that they capable, that they can do no matter what”

Selena created her Twitter account on 8 March 2009 and her first tweet ever was:
“cant believe i have a twitter… I’m not even sure if I’m using this correctly haha”.
By the way the pic we used in this fact is also Selena’s first twitter icon.

“I believe in love – yes, I’m one of those girls. Most of my friends believe in love.”

“I never really said I wanted to be a role model. But then, when it happened I was so down for it.”

Selena’s hit “Love You Like A Love Song” from the album “When The Sun Goes Down” stuck at the #1 for more than 20 weeks in a row in the charts in Russia! And then became #1 song of 2011 in the country! 
Selena has two sibling sisters, Grace from mother’s side and Victoria from dad’s side!

“I used to think I had to wear makeup in order to feel pretty, but now I understand that I don’t need makeup to feel beautiful. Now, I view makeup as an accessory and something to be excited about.”

Selena loves to act and she enjoys when she makes other people smile and happy, thats what makes her mood lift up.

“We always fight with people we love the most”

Selena is a gamer! When she was a teen she liked to play GTA 4 on her computer.
Selena likes skateboarding, roller skating and riding a bicycle. When Selena was a teen, she could do flips on a skateboard.