Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Yes,21 Things You Don't Know About Selena Gomez(Party One)
21 Things You Don't Know About Selena Gomez
How much do you know about Selena Gomez? Check out 21 fun facts here!
Selena Fun Facts
We all know Selena Gomez has one of the hottest boyfriends in the music biz and has a successful career of her own, but did you know she once starred on Barney & Friends? Check out more fun facts and info about the star ahead.
That's right, at 7 years old, Selena Gomez spent her days with Barney, the big purple dinosaur. "I was very shy when I was little," she said in a 2008 interview. "I didn't know what 'camera right' was. I didn't know what blocking was. I learned everything from Barney." That's also where she met Demi Lovato.
2. She was Inspired to Act by Her Mom
Gomez was raised mainly be her mom, former stage actress Mandy Dawn Teefey. The talented star says she decided she wanted to become an actress after watching Teefey get ready for stage performances.
The former Disney star was named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez, who was shot and killed in 1995. Gomez grew up listening to Selena's music and her father even took her to the late star's memorial statue in Texas. The budding star also liked Jennifer Lopez's portrayal of Selena in the 1997 biopic. After watching it at the age of 5, Gomez apparently asked her mom for a rhinestone corset!
4. She Had Two Failed TV Pilots
After being discovered by Disney Channel scouts in 2004, Gomez guest starred in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, then had a recurring role alongside Miley Cyrus on Hannah Montana. After that, she filmed two spin-off pilots that were never picked up before landing the role of Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place. The third time's a charm!
5. She Dated Miley Cyrus' Ex
Selena Gomez dated Nick Jonas in 2008, not long after he and Miley Cyrus broke up. This created some tension between the gals, if you believe the rumors. Gomez and Jonas lasted about a year before going their separate ways, and reportedly reunited briefly in 2010. Then Justin Bieber came along.
Selena Gomez was the face of the Sears back to school ad campaign in 2009. She was featured in the retailer's ads and commercials while wearing clothing that looked a little more like Avril Lavigne than Selena Gomez.
Gomez launched Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez in 2010. She insisted on using eco-friendly materials and even said the "tags will all have some of my inspirational quotes on them. I'm just looking to send a good message." You can still buy her "pretty, feminine, bohemian" styles at Kmart.
8. You Can Smell Like Her
Gomez launched her first fragrance, Selena, in 2012. She said: "I describe it as yummy. It’s romantic. It’s not over-bearing. Simple! My mom legitimately likes it." The actress also carefully picked out the tall bottle and its funky top.