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''Who says you're not perfect?''

'''Selena''' Marie '''Gomez''' (born July 22, 1992) is a TeenIdol best known for playing Alex Russo on the DisneyChannel KidCom ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. She has also starred in ''Film/AnotherCinderellaStory'', ''Film/PrincessProtectionProgram'', ''[[RamonaQuimby Ramona and Beezus]]'', and ''Film/MonteCarlo''. In 2012, she starred in the teen thriller ''Film/SpringBreakers'', along with Music/VanessaHudgens, [[Series/PrettyLittleLiars Ashley Benson]], and James Franco, as well as the animated comedy ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' and its 2015 sequel ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania2'' and the earthquake thriller ''Aftershock''. In 2013, she co-starred in an action-thriller called ''Film/{{Getaway}}'' with Ethan Hawke and will soon work on film adaptations of the young-adult novels ''Literature/ThirteenReasonsWhy'' and Ric Browde's ''While I'm Dead ... Feed the Dog''.

She's a singer (2008-present), actor (2002-present) and businesswoman (2008-present). She is also the world's youngest UNICEF Goodwill ambassador, a position she has held since 2007. She has gone on missions to Ghana (2008) and Chile (2009), and is the sponsor for the "Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF" campaign.

She is of Italian, Mexican-American and Black Country (Birmingham, i.e English), descent.

Like MileyCyrus, Disney has [[CashCowFranchise built an entire franchise]] around Selena. She has even [[IdolSinger branched out into music]] by starting her own band, Selena Gomez & The Scene. Their first album, ''Kiss & Tell'', has been certified gold. The follow-up album, ''A Year Without Rain'' was released on September 21, 2010. ''When The Sun Goes Down'' was released on June 28, 2011, serving as their final album before an indefinite hiatus.

In 2013, Selena Gomez released her first solo album ''Stars Dance'' which was a successful album. A year later, she closed her deal with Hollywood Records with a compilation album ''For You''. As a result, Gomez signed a contract with Interscope Records for her second solo album ''Revival''.

She also has a [[http://twitter.com/selenagomez Twitter]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/user/SelGomez YouTube]] account.

!!Discography
* ''Kiss & Tell'' (2009)
* ''[[NewSoundAlbum A Year Without Rain]]'' (2010)
* ''When The Sun Goes Down'' (2011)
* ''Stars Dance'' (2013) (first solo album)
* ''[[GreatestHitsAlbum For You]]'' (2014)
* ''Revival'' (2015) (second solo album)
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!!Selena Gomez exhibits these tropes:
* AlbumTitleDrop: Her third album [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was originally meant to fit this trope]]. Up until just a few weeks before it was released, it was scheduled to be titled "The Otherside", after a line in the BritneySpears written song, "Whiplash".
* AntiHero: This status is famous in her roles.
* AwardBaitSong: Live Like There's No Tomorrow; Fly To Your Heart
* BadassAdorable: As Alex Russo.
* BreakTheCutie: Her relationship issues with Justin Bieber, which culminated in a song she wrote called "The Heart Wants What It Wants", released in 2014.
** Recently opened up about having Lupus and having to undergo chemotherapy. Prior to her announcement, the tabloids had relentlessly speculated that she was a drug addict.
* BreakupSong: "I Don't Miss You At All", "The Way I Loved You", "Ghost of You", "Sick of You", "Bang Bang Bang", "Forget Forever", "Love Will Remember," "Middle of Nowhere," "The Heart Wants What It Wants," and "Same Old Love." To name a few.
* TheCasanova: The song ''Outlaw'' is about men like this.
* TheCameo: In ''Film/TheMuppets''.
** A very InJoke-y one at that, since Selena was the one of the stars of the second [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_DC:_Almost_Live Studio DC: Almost Live]] special, and [[NegativeContinuity she doesn't even know them in the movie, only showing up because her agent said to.]]
* ChangedForTheVideo: "A Year Without Rain" was snipped in the video.
* CelebCrush: Selena has said that she has a crush on Creator/ShiaLaBeouf and Creator/LoganLerman.
** She also admitted to having a crush on Music/JustinBieber before they started dating.
* CoolestClubEver: Her videos for "Hit The Lights" and ''especially'' "I Want You To Know" (her collaboration with Music/{{Zedd}}) show her dancing in one.
* CoverVersion: "As A Blonde", an unreleased song written by Fefe Dobson.
** Her "We Own The Night" tour featured a BritneySpears medley.
** She covers "Magic" by [[TheSeventies 1970s]] OneHitWonder Pilot on the ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' soundtrack.
** Also recently covered "Work" by IggyAzalea at a concert.
** "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" by {{Music/Selena}}, the woman she was named after. [[note]]She was chosen by her family to record a cover of this song as well.[[/note]]
* CryCute: You can't help but hug her when tears start streaming down her adorable face.
* TheCutie: She's good natured and adorable.
* [[TallDarkAndSnarky Dark and Snarky]]: Every character she has played shows shades of this.
* DarkerAndEdgier:
** ''Stars Dance'' and the two new songs from ''For You''.
** Many of her movie roles since leaving Disney have gone in this direction, ''Film/SpringBreakers'', ''Film/Neighbors2SororityRising'' and ''Film/Getaway'' being prime examples.
** From ''Revival'', "Good for You" features explicit language from A$AP Rocky and sexual innuendos, and she curses in "Same Old Love" and "Camouflage".
* DeadpanSnarker: Almost every character she plays is this. And she seems to have quite much of this in RealLife, too.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She sometimes performs at concerts barefoot. No one seems to mind.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In her song ''Rock God'', she's in a club, and a preacher asks her why she can't walk straight and live her life right. She tells him it's because of the rock music taking over her soul.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Kiss & Tell'' is typical girly pop rock like Music/AshleeSimpson and Music/HilaryDuff's earlier material. Due to "Naturally"'s success, she took a slightly more electronic and pop focused approach to her following albums.
* EgocentricTeamNaming: Selena Gomez and The Scene.
** This one has more to do with ExecutiveMeddling than anything. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally, Selena just wanted to be part of a band]] and be the lead singer, but [[ThePowersThatBe Hollywood Records]] wanted to capitalize on her popularity and reduced "The Scene" to little more than a backup band. In fact, the "Scene" part stayed simply because she insisted on it. The band is no longer performing with her and she's just a solo artist now.
* FakeBrit: In ''Film/MonteCarlo'', both in real life and in universe and also, bizarrely, in the song "Whiplash" off of her 3rd album. However, her ancestry is from The Black Country in the Midlands, so not quite a FakeBrit. Her accent hides this though.
* TheFashionista: Not only in her clothing choice, but as she is deeply involved with the design of her fashion lines, Dream Out Loud and the charity-based Selena Gomez NEO.
* FollowYourHeart: "Intuition", "Tell Me Something I Don't Know", "Spotlight", "Hit The Lights" and "Who Says".
** A few of the ''Revival'' tracks touch on this trope as well, like "Rise", "Survivors", "Kill 'Em With Kindness" and the title track.
* GenreRoulette: "When The Sun Goes Down" plays with a lot of styles.
** ''Kiss + Tell'' is also diverse, going from the PowerPop of "Falling Down'' to the techno-dance of "Naturally" to the pop-punk of "I Don't Miss You At All" to something of a NewWaveMusic sound on "I Got U".
* GodIsLoveSongs: Selena [[WordOfGod claimed in a Twitter Q&A]] that "Nobody" from ''Revival'' is [[https://twitter.com/selenagomez/status/652521471017771008 addressed to God]].
* HeavyMeta: "Love You Like A Love Song" is a [[EarWorm catchy pop song]] describing a love interest as being stuck in her head like a catchy pop song.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Music/DemiLovato and Music/TaylorSwift.
** Which produced a friendship-level BettyAndVeronica dynamic. Taylor is more of a Betty and Demi is more of Veronica.
* HiddenDepths: Is very much like a female version of JeremyClarkson (at least as far as her interest in and knowledge of automobiles goes, not personality-wise). We have yet to see her take any of Jeremy's RefugeInAudacity or RefugeInVulgarity, though.
* HonorBeforeReason: After damaging her vocal cords, she begged her doctor to give her more medicine to last through the scheduled shows despite the risk of permanent damage. The doctor ultimately made "reason" prevail and two shows were canceled, but she still snuck to a radio interview against the doctor's advice.
* IAmTheBand: Few people can name a member of "The Scene", and the band's songs are frequently attributed simply to "Selena Gomez".
** Averted as of 2013 - she's officially dropped "The Scene" and is now officially performing as just "Selena Gomez". Reason being unknown.
* InDaClub: "Save The Day", "Stars Dance", "BEAT", "When The Sun Goes Down"
* IntercourseWithYou: "Come & Get It", "Undercover", "Slow Down", "Good For You" and "Hands To Myself".
* LampshadeHanging: "Love You Like a Love Song".
* LoveHurts: "The Heart Wants What It Wants".
* {{Medley}}: Performed a BritneySpears medley on her 2011 tour.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Her most famous character is the ManipulativeBastard Alex Russo. In real life, she's far more amicable.
* MindScrew: The video for her song "Love You Like A Love Song". Its not up to Music/LadyGaga music video level, but if her videos get more mindscrewy, she'll be up there.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Fridge Brilliance]] When you take into consideration that karaoke backgrounds are usually random.
* MoodWhiplash: The uptempo, in-love techno-dance song "Naturally" is directly followed on ''Kiss+Tell'' by one of her biggest [[TearJerker tear jerkers]], the breakup piano ballad, "The Way I Loved You".
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Tejano singer [[{{Music/Selena}} Selena Quintanilla-Perez]] (1971-1995).
* NiceShoes: She has a fondness for Converse All-Star sneakers, and wears them almost all the time.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: As Alex on Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace. Averted in Film/MonteCarlo.
* NewSoundAlbum: After the success of Naturally she decided to make ''A Year Without Rain'' pure dance pop!
* OlderThanSheLooks: She's 23 but still looks like a teenager, which can lead to some... odd vibes. Many gossip blogs have commented on the difficulty of finding her attractive without feeling like a pedophile.
** In ''Another Cinderella Story'', her love interest was played by a 25-year-old actor while she was only 15, and since she was older than she looked even then... [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4rtONMcVA40/TdvPfRNAfNI/AAAAAAAAAAw/r7r-hbMZFfs/s1600/selena+gomez+another+cinderella+story+hair.jpg see for yourself.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome:
** Justin, being a good (then) boyfriend, often hung out backstage at her concerts to support her. This trope kicked in where sometimes more fans waited to mob his car leaving or anywhere he was supposed to have been than attend her concert.
** One time he showed up to wear the T-shirt with her on it, give support from backstage, and quietly leave. Some people were "disappointed" that all they saw of him was when his SUV got mobbed when he tried to leave inconspicously.
** Vice Versa to those who are very fond of Selena and don't think about or particularly care about Justin despite their relationship.
* [[PerkyGoth Perky Dieselpunker]]: She very fond of 1940's fashion and many of her videoclips have a retro feel to them.
** From 2014, she'll be appearing in ''Casualty'' on BBC according to a Holby City fansite.
* PosthumousCollaboration: Virtually duetted with her namesake Music/{{Selena}} on a cover of "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" for a Selena remix album in 2012.
* TheRival: Music/MileyCyrus and Selena Gomez fans antagonize each other a lot. Mocking each other for either having too sweet, or too innocent an image, or "copying" one another, mostly a made up FandomRivalry.
** The girls are friends though and supported each other immensely since they became friends through Disney.
** Lampshaded by having Selena cast as the rival of Series/HannahMontana.
** Although nowadays, people are comparing her to SamBailey and KatyPerry.
* RearrangeTheSong: "A Year Without Rain" and "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" both were re arranged for video and for album release. Tell Me Something was updated, A Year Without Rain got a snip for the video.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Similarly to Music/HilaryDuff (see SpiritualSuccessor), she left her label, amicably dismissed her mother as manager (they remain friendly) and her Dream Out Loud fashion line when things became too hectic and confining for her, opting for more creative/personal freedom. She has much more input and control over her life and career than she had with Disney.
* SexyPackaging: The alternate cover for Revival.
* ShowWithinAShow: Well, a video inside a video in her music video "Love you Like a Love Song". Granted, it's justified as she's singing it at a Karaoke Bar.
* SillyLoveSongs: "I Promise You", "Naturally", "A Year Without Rain", "Off The Chain", "Summer's Not Hot", "Love You Like a Love Song" "We Own the Night", Most of "Stars Dance" and "Whiplash".
* {{Spammer}}: There's a new type of spammer going round [[IdentityImpersonator using her name to, promote, amongst other things, payday loan companies]]. Made even more of a FunnyAneurysmMoment by the fact wonga.com had her as banner adverts!
* StalkerWithACrush: "I Got U" is arguably about this from the view of the Stalker.
** The "Hands to Myself" music video shows Selena as a stalker who breaks into her CelebCrush's house.
* SubduedSection: " I Won't Apologize".
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Music/HilaryDuff, playing her counterpart in a movie, following her path musically and having a similar approach to managing the press and her private life.
** She can also be considered one to Music/JenniferLopez.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "I Don't Miss You At All".
* TakeThat:
** "Falling Down" is said to be one to Hollywood in general.
** She called her band "The Scene" as an ironic TakeThat against those who criticized her love of indie bands and boho chic fashion as taking part in a "wannabe scene".
** "Kiss & Tell" and "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" are about Hollywood culture too and/or her haters.
** "Stop & Erase" is one to bullies.
** "Kill 'Em With Kindness" describes her approach to dealing with her hatedom.
* TextlessAlbumCover:
** Both editions of ''Revival''.
** The single cover of "Falling Down".
* {{Tsundere}}: "Round And Round" seems to be about a male variant of this trope.
* TitleTrack: Each of her three albums has one of these.
* {{Tomboy}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MVlS5Uj8Xs&feature=related Oh, yeah, she's definitely one of these.]]
** TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Music/DemiLovato's (and later Music/TaylorSwift's) girly girl.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Fried pickles, often served with french fries. She [[WordOfGod claimed]] she acquired a taste for it as movie theaters in Texas serve it.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She does ''a lot'', as evidenced by her many posts on social media.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "I Got U" as one example.
* AWildRapperAppears: Unknown one in "Tell Me Something I Don't Know", Eric Bellinger in "Intuition", A$AP Rocky in "Good For You".
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: The overall message of "Who Says".
* YourCheatingHeart: "I Won't Apologize".
** Reputedly broke off her relationship with Music/JustinBieber when she saw a picture of him on Twitter looking like he was flirting with a model backstage while he was scheduled to perform at a Victoria's Secret TV pageant. She posted the photo on {{Twitter}} and wrote "[[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry ...]]" next to it.
** Got back together with him just a few months later.
** We can assume they broke up after that, considering what the subject matter of "The Heart Wants What It Wants', especially considering rumors that she could be with {{Music/Zedd}}.

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--->''Who says you're not worth it''