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1.1.10 practice Selena Gomez is one of the most famous entertainers in the world. She is an American singer, actress, and event producer. Besides being the most followed Instagram user, she has won more important accolades, such as having seven top-ten songs in the US Billboard Hot 100, an ALMA Award, eighteen Teen Choice Awards, an American Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, and two Billboard Women in Music Awards. But how much do we actually know about Gomez, despite her being an uber-famous actress and a singer of catchy tunes? This essay will delve into her history and show her progression to becoming an acclaimed performer. Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her parents are Ricardo Joel Gomez and stage actress Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Cornett. Since her mother was an entertainer, it is no surprise that Selena after the singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. However, the marriage between her parents was not happy, and the couple divorced when Selena was only five years old. Selena stayed with her mother after the separation. The family struggled financially since Selena’s birth, and even more so after the divorce. Also, her mother was sixteen years old was she gave birth to Selena, and Selena’s grandparents helped to raise her. Despite this rough upbringing, she got an early start in the entertainment industry, being inspired by watching her mother preparing for stage productions. Before she was 10 years old, she was already auditioning. Barney & Friends, a famous children’s television show, chose Selena to appear in the production in 2002. In all, Selena appeared in 13 episodes in two years before she was deemed too old to be present on the show. Selena later stated that she learned

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