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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 ''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 ''HotelTransylvania'' 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. "Stars Dance" came out 2013.

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) (credited as "Selena Gomez")
* ''[[GreatestHitsAlbum For You]]'' (2014)
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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
* BadassAdorable: As Alex Russo.
* 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" and "Middle of Nowhere".
* 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.]]
* TheCastShowoff: Since she can act, sing and has business savvy, expect her to show these talents even when it wouldn't be conventionally required.
* ChangedForTheVideo: "A Year Without Rain" was snipped in the video.
* CelebCrush: Selena has said that she has a crush on ShiaLaBeouf and Creator/LoganLerman.
** She also admitted to having a crush on Music/JustinBieber before they started dating.
* TheCutie: She's good natured and adorable.
* 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 ''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]]
* [[TallDarkAndSnarky Dark and Snarky]]: Every character she has played shows shades of this.
* 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 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 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.
* FollowYourHeart: "Intuition", "Tell Me Something I Don't Know", "Spotlight", "Hit The Lights" and "Who Says".
* 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".
* 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" and "Slow Down".
* 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 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 WizardsOfWaverlyPlace. Averted in MonteCarlo.
* NewSoundAlbum: After the success of Naturally she decided to make ''A Year Without Rain'' pure dance pop!
* OlderThanSheLooks: She's 22 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* {{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.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "I Got U" as one example.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: The overall message of "Who Says".
* YourCheatingHeart: "I Won't Apologize".
** Reputedly broke off her relationship with 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.

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