She’s beautiful.  She’s Justin Bieber’s girlfriend but you probably don’t know everything there is to know about Selena.  Here are some fun facts about her.

1.  Not a fan of the magic

Before landing the role of Alex Russo in “Wizards of Waverly Place,” Selena wasn’t a fan of magic or the Harry Potter franchise.

2.  Kind of strange 

While filming that animated movie Horton Hears a Who!, she played Steve Carell’s daughter but she NEVER got to meet him!

3.  The animal lover in her

She adopted her dog named Chip from an animal shelter.  Love when people do that.. She also has dogs named Willy, Fina and Wallace.

4.  Ever wonder who she’s named after?

Well, here’s your answer!  She was named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez who died almost three years after Gomez was born.

5.  Busy being a young leader

Selena was named the youngest ambassador to UNICEF at age 17.

6.  Young YouTube star

Selena used to do a YouTube show with her best friend Demi Lovato called the “Demi and Selena Show.”  Very appropriately titled.

7. You gotta have a little controversy

For her 2011 music video “Love You Like A Love Song,” Gomez had horses spray-painted pink.  This led to accusations from PETA and singer Pink about the treatment of animals.

8.  Young mom

Not Selena, but her own mother.  She gave birth to Selena at the age of 16.

9.  It’s a full moon

Her name Selena means Moon in Greek.  How beautiful!

10.  Taking a break

In January of this year,  Gomez announced that she would put her music career on hold.  It must be true because then Gomez wrote on her Facebook page that she was taking a break from music in order to focus on her acting career.

In February 2012, it was announced that Gomez will replace Miley Cyrus  in the animated comedy Hotel Transylvania playing Mavis, the daughter of Dracula who will be voiced by Adam Sandler and she’s got a bunch of other projects going on.  It is indeed the year of movies for Selena.


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