Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is a Teen Idol best known for playing Alex Russo on the Disney ChannelKid ComWizards of Waverly Place. She has also starred in Another Cinderella Story, Princess Protection Program, Ramona and Beezus, and Monte Carlo. In 2012, she starred in the teen thriller Spring Breakers, along with Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and James Franco, as well as the animated comedy Hotel Transylvania and the earthquake thriller Aftershock. In 2013, she co-starred in an action-thriller called Getaway with Ethan Hawke and will soon work on film adaptations of the young-adult novels Thirteen Reasons Why 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) descent.Like Miley Cyrus, Disney has built an entire franchise around Selena. She has even 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.She also has a Twitter and YouTube account.
Black Sheep Hit: "Naturally" was an uncharacteristically techno-dance song on the Kiss + Tell album. It managed to be the biggest hit off of the album, and set the pace for her followup, dance-oriented album, A Year Without Rain.
Breakup Song: "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".
Cast Incest: She admitted to having a crush on David Henrie, who plays her brother Justin on Wizards of Waverly Place. They even used to casually date. Many fans have speculated this for years due to the UST problems she and David have on the show.
Does This Remind You of Anything?: 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.
Fake American: Selena is from the US, but she's definitely not a New Yorker like Alex Russo is. Normally, it wouldn't matter, but the location is often important to the plot of the show and it's a bit jarring to hear her southern drawl come out when some of her co-stars are putting on New York accents.
Fake Brit: In Monte Carlo, both in real life and in universe and also, bizarrely, in the song "Whiplash" off of her 3rd album.
Follow Your Heart: "Intuition", "Tell Me Something I Don't Know", "Spotlight", "Hit The Lights" and "Who Says".
Kiss + Tell is also diverse, going from the Power Pop 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 New Wave Music sound on "I Got U".
Heavy Meta: "Love You Like A Love Song" is a catchy pop song describing a love interest as being stuck in her head like a catchy pop song.
Which produced a friendship-level Betty and Veronica dynamic. Taylor is more of a Betty and Demi is more of Veronica.
Hidden Depths: Is very much like a female version of Jeremy Clarkson (at least as far as her interest in automobiles goes, not personality-wise).
Honor Before Reason: 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.
I Am the Band: 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".
In Da Club: "Save The Day", "Stars Dance", "BEAT", "When The Sun Goes Down"
New Sound Album: After the success of Naturally she decided to make A Year Without Rain pure dance pop!
Older Than She Looks: She's 21 but still looks below that, which can lead to some...odd vibes. Take Another Cinderella Story, in which her love interest is played by a 25-year-old actor while Selena was only 15, and since she was older than she looked even then...see for yourself.◊
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.
Perky Dieselpunker: She very fond of 1940's fashion and many of her videoclips have a retro feel to them.
Playing Against Type: Spring Breakers may not look like anything special at first, until you realize that it's written and directed by Harmony Korine, art-house and avant-garde director known for Brain Bleach and Mind Screw movies like Gummo and Julien Donkey-Boy. Basically, this movie is absolutely not for anyone wanting to see their favorite Disney teen idols and pop singers on the big screen.
From 2014, she'll be appearing in Casualty on BBC according to a Holby City fansite.
The Rival: Miley Cyrus 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 Fandom Rivalry.
The girls are friends though and supported each other immensely since they became friends through Disney.
Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: Almost, though for something more trivial. Selena once said she was considering no longer performing at concerts in her bare feet due to cyberbullies making snide remarks about it. Thankfully many fans were able to communicate with her via Twitter, explaining there was nothing wrong with her being barefoot, and to not listen to negative comments. She doesn't perform barefoot as much as she used to, but every so often she kicks her heels off for a song.
Wise Beyond Her Years: She always sounds extremely well-grounded, oddly so for a teenager, and is arguably the only sane girl: among the crop of Disney stars. Excellent PR skills help that too.
Reputedly broke off her relationship with Justin Bieber 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 "..." next to it.