Before landing the role of “Alex Russo” in “Wizards of Waverly Place” (2007), Selena wasn’t a fan of neither magic or the Harry Potter franchise.
Her favorite subject is Science.
Favorite sport is Basketball.
Her role model and favorite actress is Rachel McAdams.
While filming that animated movie Horton Hears a Who! (2008), she played Steve Carell’s daughter but never actually got to meet him.
She became interested in acting after watching her mom, Mandy Cornett.
Her favorite band is Paramore.
Loves to sing “Rockstar” by Hannah Montana and anything by Paramore.
She adopted her dog named Chip from an animal shelter.
She enjoys cheerleading, surfing and skateboarding.
Discovered by Disney in a nation-wide casting call.
Her best friends are Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift.
Is an only child.
Her favorite shoes are Converse.
Has four dogs – Chip, Willy, Fina and Wallace.
Learned how to play the guitar, drums and piano.
Her mom, Mandy Cornett, remarried in 2006 to Brian Teefey.
Wears a purity ring that says “True Love Waits”.
She is of Mexican and Italian heritage.
Her mom gave birth to her at the age of 16.
Her parents divorced when she was 5 years old.
She is named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez.
Her first appearance on Radio Disney was on October 26, 2007.
Although she straightens it, Selena was born with naturally curly black hair.
She went to Danny Jones Middle School in Texas.
Her name ‘Selena’ means Moon in Greek.
She is a huge fan of Johnny Depp and Lady Sovereign.
She and best friend Demi Lovato have matching guitar pick necklaces.
Her celebrity crush is Shia LaBeouf.
Both her family and Fernanda Romero are from the same town in Mexico.
Had a YouTube show with her best friend Demi Lovato called “The Demi and Selena Show”.
Has a song written and sung about her on YouTube called “Selena Gomez” by Greg Kurka.
Favorite snack is chocolate chip cookies.
Involved with the charity Raise Hope for Congo which helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women.
Participated in the “Runway for Life” benefit for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospial in 2008.
Was named the youngest ambassador to UNICEF at age 17.
Good friends with Vanessa Hudgens, Sara Paxton, Taylor Lautner, Samantha Droke, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse and Miley Cyrus.
Is close friends with Justin Bieber.
Lead singer of the band Selena Gomez & The Scene.
Is a fan of Britney Spears and considers Britney to be one of her idols.
Huge fan of Fefe Dobson, she covered one of Dobson’s tracks “As A Blonde” on her album “Kiss and Tell” and Fefe also co-wrote Selena’s hit single “Round and Round”.
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 the animals.
Hospitalized with nausea and terrible headaches after appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (1992). She was later diagnosed with physical exhaustion and food poisoning [June 13, 2011].