23 Facts About Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is one of the most popular singers and actresses in the world. She is loved and adored by thousands of young people and is a hugely successful chart and film star. She has had numerous number one hits, topped the box-office charts and has starred in some of Disney Channel’s most successful television shows. She is also involved in many charity projects as she helps to try and make the world a better place.

We’ve put together a list of 23 random facts about the Texan-born star.

  1. The former Disney star got her first break as a young child on the American children’s T.V show Barney, where Demi Lovato was also part of the cast.
  2. She is a huge fan of the UK singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini AKA Cheryl Cole, and even thanked the singer in her thank you note in her ‘A Year Without Rain’ album.
  3. Selena’s middle name is Marie.
  4. The first concert Gomez ever attended was a Britney Spears show, when she was a kid.
  5. Her favourite colour is green.
  6. Selena’s net worth is estimated to be around $45 million.
  7. She once dated Nick Jonas.
  8. She is a fan of body art and has six tattoos (as of May 2016).
  9. Her first ever tattoo was the music note on her right wrist. She had this done because she writes music with her right hand.
  10. The kind-hearted star is an ambassador for UNICEF
  11. The multi-talented Selena Gomez is also a T.V producer.
  12. Selena was named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez
  13. The pop singer is a fan of the country-pop crossover superstar Shania Twain, and met her backstage at her Las Vegas ‘You’re Still The One’ show.
  14. Gomez launched her own eco-friendly clothing line back in 2010. The collection is called ‘Dream Out Loud’.
  15. The name Selena means ‘Moon’ in Greek.
  16. The charitable star hosts an annual concert for UNICEF.
  17. The former Disney star is the youngest UNICEF ambassador in history.
  18. Gomez’s favourite Friends character is Rachel Green, who was played by Jennifer Aniston.
  19. The star has a younger sister called Gracie.
  20. The body art lover has a tattoo dedicated to her little sister Gracie, a lower-case g on the back of her ear.
  21. Selena suffers from Lupus an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain, headaches, facial swelling, and fatigue. She was officially diagnosed with the disease in 2012
  22. Her mother Amanda Cornett was aged just 16 when she gave birth to Gomez.
  23. Selena Gomez won the ‘Triple Threat’ award at the 2016 I Heart Awards, in honour of her singing, dancing and acting talents.