Selena Gomez Appreciation

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This blog post is going to be a little different than some of the past posts. Normally we don’t single out people in our blog posts, and especially not celebrities. However, there are a few celebrities out there that we MUST talk about. One of them is Selena Gomez.

As an 18-year-old boy, I will readily admit that Selena Gomez music is a guilty pleasure of mine. It’s catchy. I also will admit though that I have not been a life-long Selena fan or anything. I have never seen an episode of Wizards of Waverley Place, and I did not listen to her earlier music until much after it had been released.

She really came onto my radar with Love You Like a Love Song, a song that I tried to hate so much, but could not. That was Selena’s first victory over me. I began to give her more credit as time went on and she added more work to her resumé. Come & Get It is fantastic, and Spring Breakers is an excellent movie, due heavily to the acting talents of Gomez (bard readers, expect a post about Spring Breakers soon!). Now, Stars Dance, her new album, has launched and I have fully enjoyed listening to it.

However, I think a lot of the reason that I like Selena Gomez so much is not due to her acting or singing abilities. In her interviews, she is always, kind, poised, and incredibly funny. It also helps that she is a fellow mixed raced white-latino. I have identified with her struggle to learn our own “native” language, Spanish, that neither of us were taught from birth.

One particularly notable thing about Gomez is how she completely destroyed JBiebz after the break-up. PHENOMENAL (although I think they are back together now which is super lame). Who else goes on Letterman and flat out says they made Justin Bieber cry? Pure Amazing.

Even more amazing is this gem:

Great song choice. Perfectly executed.

I really hope she does well in the future. She actually does have talent, both as a singer and as an actress. Who knows, if she continues her career she might be able to add herself to that list of people like Cher, Will Smith, and Jamie Foxx who have had both incredibly successful acting careers and incredibly successful music careers. Here’s hoping she pulls it off.

 

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