The love of many teens across the globe, Selena Marie Gomez is the future of the American Media entertainment industry.
Selena Marie Gomez, popularly related to the character of “Alex Russo” in the Emmy Award-winning series of “Wizards of Waverly Place”, Selena is an American singer, actress and incidentally an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Born on July 22nd 1992, this 18 year old first started out in the popular American TV series of "Barney & Friends" (1992) as "Gianna" in the year 2001 where presenters and viewers alike were in awe of her talent. However, she was controversially dropped after just two years. Nevertheless, 2003 was the start of great things to come for this child prodigy as this teen ventured her talent into numerous movies. Even though Selena only played small roles in movies such as Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) and Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005), The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (2005) and Brain Zapped (2006), her acting career caught the eye of onlookers after she fabulously depicted the evil character of "Mikayla" in the movie Hannah Montana (2006).
Incidentally, Selena’s acting skills landed her a role in what was to become the mega hit Disney Channel television series of the ‘Wizards of Waverly Place‘. Playing the character of Alex Russo, Selena became incredibly popular especially among teenagers. The sitcom turned out to be a massive success for both Disney Channel and Selena, who later received the ‘Emmy Award’ for playing the main protagonist in the hit series.
Along with her acting career, Selena also had the voice to win over hearts that many didn’t know at the beginning. Her soothing voice came to life after she recorded a cover for "Cruella de Vil" that also contained a music video for DisneyMania 6. She then went on to record 3 more soundtracks for ‘Another Cinderella Story’ which actually landed her up singing a recording deal with Hollywood Records that’s incidentally owned and managed by Disney.
She soon followed her record signing with the hit solo single of "One and the Same" for Princess Protection Program and then followed that up with 4 more soundtracks for Wizards of Waverly Place.
With American teens in love with her voice, Selena decided to form her very own teen pop band that included Selena Gomez on vocals, Joey Clement on bass, Ethan Roberts on guitar, Dane Forrest on keyboards and Greg Garman on drums. With Hollywood Records providing active support to “Kiss & Tell”, the band officially debuted their maiden album on September 29th, 2009. With the album doing quite well on American Pop charts, their first album “Naturally” was rightfully awarded the Platinum status by RIAA on July 15th 2010. Following their massive debut album success, Kiss & Tell decided to bring in their 2nd album “A Year without Rain” on September 17th, 2010. Debuting in on 4th position on the illustrious “Billboard 200”, ‘A Year without Rain’ was able to sell 66,000 copies in a very short time frame.
Gomez was elected as the UNICEF ambassador in August 2009. Aged only 17 at that point, she was the youngest ambassador, UNICEF had so far, followed by Hayley Westerna, who was 18. While on the mission, she traveled to Ghana to bear witness to the pitiful plight of the children there, due to the dearth of fundamental needs like nourishment, drinking water, health care, literacy, etc. Post the visit, she announced at a press conference how she will try to harness the poor condition of Ghana by using star power to spread awareness.
Gomez was also an active member of the back school fashion advertisement campaign of Sears. She featured in several TV commercials for this and anchored Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call for electing the five first ever performers for the Sears Air Band who were to perform on the MTV Video Music Ward 2009.
She started her own production house in 2008 under the name of July Moon Production, under the patronage of XYZ Films.
By the October of 2009, she declared her plan to launch a fashion line of her own. Named as the Dream Out Loud By Selena Gomez, the line was set to host the fall collection for 2010. The collection was designed to consist of floral tops, bohemian attires, skirts, jeans, jackets, skirts, scarves, hats, etc. which will reflect her own sense of style.
In closing, Selena Gomez is a highly active celeb who has involved herself in a number of social and commercial activities, which have always kept her stuck to the limelight.