From Disney princess to teen film star to platinum-selling recording artist, Selena Gomez is one of the hardest-working starlets in show business. She is also a passionate philanthropist, serving as the youngest ever ambassador for Unicef and dedicating herself to several other charitable initiatives, including Disney’s Friends for Change.
Discovered by Disney in a nationwide scouting, Selena has played roles in several of the Disney Channel’s shows, including Hannah Montana and the Wizards of Waverly Place. With her star on the rise, she soon made an effortless foray into the music industry, founding the pop band Selena Gomez and the Scene, which has released two gold-certified albums, 'Kiss & Tell' and 'A Year Without Rain'. The band has also earned the distinction of producing two platinum-certified singles, ‘Naturally’ and ‘Who Says’.
There’s no denying the graceful girl-next-door from Texas is an accomplished actress, but it seems she was destined for a successful career in music from day one. Gomez was named after the Mexican music star ‘Selena’, and continues to carry on the Tejano icon’s legacy, by inspiring young women around the world with her luminescent beauty and stage presence.