Selena Gomez is an American actress, songwriter, singer, producer, and social media influencer who began her career as a child actress in the show “Barney & Friends” before going on to become one of Disney’s most well-known stars.
She dated superstar singer Justin Bieber when she was at the height of her fame, and both of them were very young when dealing with their high-profile romance.
Among her Disney credits are hit shows like “Hannah Montana” and “Wizards of Waverly Place,” which catapulted her acting career to new heights.
Early Life Of Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Ricardo Joel Gomez and Amanda Dawn (Mandy) Cornett, a former stage actress, are her parents. Selena was born to a sixteen-year-old mother. Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a popular singer, inspired Gomez’s name. Selena was five years old when her parents divorced, and she stayed with her mother. They had financial difficulties because her mother was unable to provide for them. Selena graduated from high school in May 2010 after homeschooling.
Beginning of Career
From 2002 to 2004, she appeared on the television show Barney and Friends. Selena played “Gianna” on Barney, appearing in 14 episodes. She co-starred in the film Barney with Demi Lovato. She also appeared in the 2003 film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over as a cameo. In 2005, she also appeared in the made-for-TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire. In 2006, Selena made a cameo appearance on Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Selena also played a pop star in a recurring role on Disney’s popular Hannah Montana in 2007.
Career in Acting
Wizards of Waverly Place, which aired 106 episodes from 2007 to 2012, was her breakout TV role. Wizards also produced two films. Selena was paid $30,000 per episode for her work on Wizards of Waverly Place. She has also appeared in a number of films and has recently established her own production company, July Moon Productions.
Music and Other Business Ventures
Selena was signed to Hollywood Records when she was 16 years old, the same label that had already signed Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato. She has three studio albums, two EPs, and one compilation album to her credit. Selena Gomez and the Scene’s lead singer was Gomez as well. They had three studio albums and one remix album released. She has done two solo tours and three with her previous band. Selena had signed a two-year $30 million endorsement deal with the shoe company Puma in September 2017. Selena will join Rihanna as the new face of Puma. She is an Executive Producer on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.
Puma $30 Million Deal
As previously stated, Selena is the face of the activewear company Puma as of September 2017. The two-year contract was worth $30 million. Selena announced the partnership on Instagram, captioning a photo of herself wearing Puma gear, “Officially a part of the fam @puma #pumapartner.”
In a press release, Gomez stated that the upcoming collaboration with Puma was “very exciting,” adding, “Puma has changed the game when it comes to the mash-up of athletic wear and fashion… It’s amazing to see this influence on style and culture and I’m excited to be a part of it. I’m hoping that we can create something special together. We already have some really cool projects in the works.”
“Selena is authentic, creative, talented, and fearlessly real. She is everything that today’s female consumer looks for in a role model… In recent days, she has demonstrated just how strong she truly is. With her honesty and openness about living with Lupus, she has provided an incredible example of confidence, poise, and determination for all of us. Selena is a perfect partner for Puma.”