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, i.e English), 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. "Stars Dance" came out 2013.She also has a Twitter and YouTube account.
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 Brit: In Monte Carlo, 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 Fake Brit. Her accent hides this though.
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.
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". Reason being unknown.
I Am Not Spock: Has yet to break out of this since every movie she has done so far has bombed at the box office.
In Da Club: "Save The Day", "Stars Dance", "BEAT", "When The Sun Goes Down"
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.
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.
Rearrange the Song: "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.
Show Within a Show: 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.
Silly Love Songs: "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".
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.
Got back together with him just a few months later.