Selena Gomez is no doubt a household name, and wholesome beauty!
She’s had her share of struggles, and yet still manages to stay strong.
As she’s said, “just because you’re broken doesn’t mean you have to stay broken.”
Let’s check out these top 50 facts about this actor-singer that we all love!
Selena Marie Gomez is 29 years old. She was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie Texas.
Selena’s zodiac sign is Cancer, and her name means “moon” in Greek.
Selena Gomez got her start in acting when she was cast on Barney & Friends at the age of seven.
Her first kiss was when she was 12 years old with Dylan Sprouse while filming an episode of “Suite Life of Zac and Cody“.
Selena was appropriately named after the Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla Perez. Selena Gomez grew up listening to Selena and wanted a rhinestone corset after watching Jennifer Lopez play Selena in the 1997 biopic.
In 2012, Selena Gomez launched her first fragrance called “Selena”. She describes it as yummy, romantic, and not overbearing.
Before that, she launched a clothing line in 2010 called “Dream Out Loud.” The line uses eco-friendly materials, and the tags have inspirational quotes on them.
Selena became the youngest UNICEF ambassador when she joined in 2009 at age 17. For her first mission, she traveled to Ghana with UNICEF.
Although she voiced Steve Carrell’s daughter in “Horton Hears a Who”, Selena never actually met Steve until after the movie.
Selena became the first person to hit one hundred million followers on Instagram. Each social media post is valued at $800,000 each.
Although she was offered a role in High School Musical 3, she turned it down because she wanted to pursue more serious roles.
Interestingly enough, Selena Gomez is not a fan of Harry Potter or even magic in general. Even so, she landed the main character in Wizards of Waverly Place in 2007.
Selena has suffered from lupus which causes depression and soreness among other things, but she only announced it publicly in 2015.
She canceled her Europe and South America portions of the Revival tour in 2016, due to complications from the disease. She ended up checking into a rehab facility for 3 months to overcome her anxiety, panic attacks, and depression.
Selena Gomez’s friend, Francia Raisa, donated a kidney to Selena in September 2017, to help her lupus recovery. Although there were complications during the surgery, she made a full recovery.
As health aware as she is, Selena Gomez loves burgers and indulged in a McDonald’s meal before her 2015 Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
For the Netflix adaptation of Thirteen Reasons Why, Selena was an executive producer. She also recorded a single for the show called Back to You.
Both of the music videos for Lose You to Love Me and Look at Her Now were filmed on iPhone 11 Pro phones.
From 2008 to 2012, Selena Gomez was part of the band Selena Gomez and The Scene. Originally she just wanted it to be called “The Scene“, but added her name as a compromise with her record company to appeal to her fanbase.
Selena is 5’4″ tall (1.65 meters).
Selena’s first CD was Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time, which was also her first concert.
Selena Gomez is close friends with Julia Michaels. She is featured in Julia’s song, After they performed it live for the first time together in November 2019, the duo got matching tattoos.
In order to prepare for her role in the 2011 film, Monte Carlo, Selena learned how to play polo, and took two weeks of training to learn two different British accents.
Before performing Lose You to Love Me on the 2019 American Music Awards, Selena Gomez experienced a panic attack, but she powered through and performed anyway!
Selena has had her share of celebrity boyfriends. She has dated Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber, and The Weeknd.
Selena Gomez had a cameo in the Jonas Brothers music video for Burnin’ Up, playing Nick’s love interest.
Her vocal range is mezzo-soprano covering 3 octaves.
When Selena moved to Los Angeles with her mom, she grew up in a dangerous neighborhood. She said that sometimes she couldn’t even leave her house.
For a while, Selena’s mom was her manager. However, she fired her after a few years so she could make decisions more independently.
When Selena met Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf for the first time, she fangirled hard. There’s even a video of her freaking out meeting Shia LaBeouf!
Selena Gomez’s heritage is Mexican descent on her father’s side, and her mother has Italian ancestry.
Selena earned her high-school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.
For her 2013 tour for Stars Dance, Selena canceled the Australian and Asian leg of the tour to take a hiatus, spend time with family, and deal with her lupus.
Although raised Catholic, Selena attends Hillsong Church and values her faith in God.
At least four of Justin Bieber’s songs are about Selena. Mark My Words, Bad Day, Nothing Like Us, and Where Are U Now.
From 2013 to 2015, Selena was a spokesperson and partner for Neo by Adidas.
She also signed a $3 million dollar endorsement deal with Pantene in 2015.
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez are best friends!
When Charlie Puth asked Selena to sing on his song “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, her vocals were recorded in Puth’s closet and her recording session lasted about 15 minutes.
Selena’s song “Good For You” was not intended to be the lead single from Revival. Nobody thought it would be a successful single, but Selena insisted.
Selena Gomez is one of six female artists to have three singles from the same album top the charts – Good for You, Hands to Myself, and Same Old Love.
Zedd and Selena met on accident in December 2014 when Zedd went to the bathroom and ran into Selena at the studio.
Selena ended up making a cameo on Zedd’s song, I Want You to Know. Zedd said he knew she was perfect after recording her part, and they never tried it with anyone else.
Selena later changed labels and signed to Interscope Records in 2014.
Selena Gomez confirmed in 2017 that she partnered with Coach, starting with their fall line. She has a limited-edition collection of Coach handbags called “Selena Grace” that she designed in collaboration with Coach.
Selena became an ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity “Island Dog”, which helps dogs in Puerto Rico. She joined while she was filming in Puerto Rico for the Wizards of Waverly Place movie.
Selena Gomez holds seven Guinness World Records including: “Most likes for an actor on Facebook” and, on September 25, 2016, she achieved a world record for being the first person with 100 million followers on Instagram.
Selena Gomez is friends with Shiloh Fernandez, who starred in her video for “The Heart Wants What it Wants”. They also co-starred in a short film called “Searching” shot for Flaunt Magazine.