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Here Are 25 Of Selena’s Most Iconic Photos

The love for Selena runs deep. She is one of the few musicians who is so famous you only need to use her first name. (Sorry Selena Gomez.) From the moment she released her first album in the 1980’s, people went crazy for her and her music. Over 30 years later, Selena not only continues to maintain a strong group of fans, she continues to gain new fans every day. Whether it’s a wax figure, tribute concert, or impersonator convention, we love anything Selena. To prove it, here are 25 of our favorite Selena photos and lyrics.

 1. Beachy Selena

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Selena Could Fall In Love and it looks like she did. Just like any of us, Selena looks like she loved going to the beach. She loved it so much that she couldn’t keep from dancing.

2. The Classic Selena Portrait

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This is one of the Selena photos we’ve all seen and love. Cada vez que lo vemos pasar, our hearts go “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”

3. Smiling Selena

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Selena’s smile is beautiful Como La(s) Flor(es) on her shirt y con tanto amor, she’d gladly sign autographs for her many fans.

4. Beauty Queen Selena



Selena looks like she’s ready for the Techno Cumbia. If you want to be anything like Selena, you need to know that if you don’t plan on partying and vienes a dormir, they’re going to tell you que salgas fuera de aqui.

5. Bedhead Selena

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As you might have noticed, Selena loves to smile as much as we love seeing her smile. But, let’s take a moment and marvel at her beautifully curly hair.?

6. Coca-Cola Selena



Our parents might have told us not to drink any soda, but who can say no when Selena’s the one advertising it? Y cuando al fin estemos juntos los dos tres, you, coke, and Selena, no importa qué dirán tu padre y tu mamá.

7. Speaking of Amor Prohibido.



Whether it’s in the movie or in real life, we know this forbidden love caused some tension with Selena’s dad but look at how happy she looks. It even looks like Chris upgraded from La Carcancha (poco a poquito) to a new motorcycle.

8. Rebel Selena



How many times have your parents told you not to play with your food or blow bubbles with your gum? Well, Selena just didn’t care and lived life to the fullest.

9. Foto Y Recuerdo

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Selena with her cousin is probably the cutest photo. This recuerdo is a great picture to look back on whenever her cousin misses her.

10. The Side Eye Look

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We don’t know what she is thinking here but we can only assume that she is just basking in the love from her fans.

11. Serious Selena



The song is pretty clear, “no me vuelvas a llamar”. She can’t be any more blunt and yet, she’s giving us this face to make sure we know she means it.

If you’ve liked these Selena photos, check out these crazy Selena tattoos.

12. The “I Swear I’m Not Posing” Pose

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What’s she looking at? Probably La Carcancha as it drives by with it’s motor al reves.

13. Si Una Vez…

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Le dijiste que la amas, no es suficiente. Selena’s such a great artist that year after year, we continue to have tributes dedicated to her.

14. Ready to Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

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With almost 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify, there are plenty of us Bidi Bidi Bom Bom-ing through her music.

15. Selena Tejana

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This photo really shows Selena’s roots as a Tejana star. Selena embraced her Texan-Mexican-American roots in order to create iconic, timeless music.

16. Stage Selena

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We’ve all seen videos of Selena performing live and it looks SO cool and fun. Anyone who had the chance to see her live is very lucky. This photo might not be from the Astrodome but I’m sure it was still the experience of a lifetime.

17. Como La Flor…

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Is probably what she was singing in this photo. We’ve all seen her dancing hands and it looks like she’s getting ready for it.

18. Selena, Tu Solo Tu…

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She really is the only one who can pull off such cool stage costumes. The only herida en mi corazon is the one caused by the fact that I was never lucky enough to see Selena live.

19. Studded Pants

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Selena loved fashion and looked good anytime she was on stage. If I had to guess, I’d say she probably planned these cool pants all on her own.

20. Selena Was No Cobarde When On Stage

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And she was right when she said “te vas a acordar bien de mi”. With such a strong personality and amazing music, who could ever forget her.

21. Purple Suit Selena

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When Selena wore her purple costume, she didn’t know what an impact it’d have on future generations. Check out how Selena is still being remembered today.

22. Selena Signs

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Another shot of her in her Como La Flor shirt but unlike real flowers or the love she sings about, the flowers on her shirt won’t marchitar.

23. Selena With Her Mom

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Selena really loved her family and this photo shows that. Her parents offered so much support throughout her career.

24. Another Friendly Selena

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Wherever she was, Selena was happy to be there and had a smile on her face. “Que creias, que me iba olvidar?” Is probably what that man says anytime someone brings up this photo. If I got to take a photo with Selena, I’d never forget.

25. Another Classic Selena

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We had to end the list with one of our favorite album covers. This is a photo we’ve all seen countless times on the cover of Amor Prohibido. Anytime we see the album, esperamos ese momento en que escuchamos su voz and when we hear it, it’s still as great as it was the first time we heard it.

‘Jane The Virgin’ Star Gets Hit With More Backlash After Using The N-Word On Instagram

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‘Jane The Virgin’ Star Gets Hit With More Backlash After Using The N-Word On Instagram

Somebody get the shovel out of Gina Rodriguez’s hands because she officially went there with anti-black sentiments and said the N-word. Cue tear and the moment she dusts off her Afro-Latina card to excuse herself from backlash.

The former star of CW’s ‘Jane The Virgin’ has been ruffling feathers in the Black Twitter community for a while. Criticism of Rodriguez and her approach to speaking about and to the Black community goes all of the way back to 2017 when the actress criticized “Black Panther” for its lack of Latino inclusion. During a 2018 press junket, the Puerto Rican actress attempted to “All Lives Matter” actress Yara Shahidi when she was asked about being a role model for black girls When the actress tried once again to. Then, this year the actress was slammed not once by twice within a matter of months after she falsely stated that Latinas are paid less than any other race in Hollywood and then cried during a radio interview and essentially accused the Black community of being too hard on her while also using her father, who she claims is Afro-Latino, as an excuse for not being anti-Black.

Now the actress is facing backlash after posting a video of herself using the N-word while singing.

On Tuesday, Rodriguez posted a video of herself singing along to “Ready or Not” by the Fugees to her Instagram stories.

“Voodoo, I could do what you do, believe me,” Rodriguez sang in the video, “N***** give me heebie-jeebies.” The video stayed up on her stories for 3 hours before it was taken down. Later the actress apologized for her use of words saying in another story that she was sorry for singing along to the lyrics, which doesn’t really address the true issue.

“Hey what’s up everybody I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I am sorry. I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to the Fugees to a song that I love that I grew up on. I love Lauren Hill and I’m really sorry if I offended you,” she said.

Many have speculated that Rodriguez thought because she was singing a lyrics she could get away with using the derogatory term.

Others have accused the actress of being flip with her apology.

Nevertheless, Rodriguez’s reaction to backlash is pretty on-brand for her previous anti-Black sentiments.

Selena Quintanilla’s Family Decided That ‘Fiesta De La Flor’ Will No Longer Take Place In Corpus Christi, Where Is It Moving To Next?

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Selena Quintanilla’s Family Decided That ‘Fiesta De La Flor’ Will No Longer Take Place In Corpus Christi, Where Is It Moving To Next?

Even after her death, Selena Quintanilla’s music has lived on. The iconic Tex-Mex superstar left a legacy that is still very much alive. Her music is still being played on the radio and streamed online, her face is sold on T-shirts and other merch around the world, her story continues to inspire new TV and Movie projects. And yet, for some reason, the Quintanilla’s Fiesta de la Flor Festival —an annual music event in honor of Selena— isn’t being held at Selena’s hometown Corpus Christi, or at all.

The Quintanilla family announced that the yearly festival honoring Selena’s legacy will no longer be held in Corpus Christi.

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Corpus Christi is synonymous with Selena Quintanilla. The coastal Texas city is where the singer lived and died, it’s also where her family continues to live to this day. In Corpus Christi, Selena fans can visit a museum dedicated entirely to the Queen of Tex-Mex. And for the past five years, the city had also been host to the family held festival, ‘Fiesta de la Flor’. The Quintanillas announced recently, however, that the festival will no longer take place in Corpus Christi. No word yet on where the festival might move to yet.

The news came in a media release from Q Productions.

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“Unfortunately, even beautiful journeys must come to an end. In Selena’s beautiful spirit, the Selena Foundation has contributed thousands of dollars to organizations in Corpus Christi for the betterment of the community. The Selena Foundation is committed to continuing Selena’s belief that the impossible is possible.” Much of the rest of the statement was dedicated to thanking a long list of organizations, including the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau, for their support in the last five years.

No word yet on where the festival may land, if anywhere.

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No further information was disclosed about where the festival might be taking place. Or whether it will happen at all. Why did they pull the plug from the Corpus Christi? Back in August, it was reported that the family had threatened to stop celebrating the festival in Corpus Christi because of money issues. It was speculated that the amount of money the city was generating from the festival was disproportionately larger than what the Selena Foundation was receiving. 

According to Corpus Christi Caller Times, this year, for the first time since the inception of the festival in 2015, Fiesta de la Flor did not bring in a profit. The festival generates an estimated “$10.8 million economic impact for the city every year,” yet the Selena Foundation has made less than $100,000 in the four years of the festival.

Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO quit after being criticized for giving the Quintanillas a larger sum of money than what been agreed before.

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The Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Paulette Kluge said that the amount was unacceptable. She said that “the city is making millions of dollars.” Because the bureau is now taking $50,000 from the festival to the foundation, that concludes the festival has no profit to report for this year. “Everybody is benefiting except the Selena Foundation, and they said, ‘It is unacceptable, and if we don’t get something for the Selena Foundation, there will not be another Fiesta de la Flor,’ ” Kluge said, according to the Caller Times. “So I agreed to pay them $35,000 last year, which was all of our profits, and $50,000 moving forward.”

Paulette Kluge recently resigned to her post at the bureau after being criticized for changing the contract with the Quintanillas —raising the family’s profits for the upcoming festival by $15,000—  without input from other officials. Kluge had the legal power to rewrite a contract that she was instrumental in creating. But the CVB Board and City Council were not happy with the new terms. Kluge is credited with building a relationship with the Quintanillas which would later lead to the birth of Fiesta de La Flor.

The two-day festival celebrating the queen of Tejano, had been held in Selena’s hometown for 5 years.

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The festival began in 2015 and has brought about $15 million in economic benefit to the city each year. Formerly sponsored by Citgo, the next festival had a new benefactor lined up. Hermann and Hermann, a law firm based out of Corpus Christi with offices in San Antonio and McAllen, signed on to be the 2020 sponsor.

Corpus Christi Caller Times reported that when reached for information, the Quintanilla family and Q Productions declined to comment. Which leaves us with many unresolved questions. There is no website for the foundation. A quick Google search showed a 2016 article in which it says that the foundation was formed to honor Selena’s legacy as well as give scholarships. However, the foundation has faced some tax issues in the past and is not considered a nonprofit.

And even though we don’t know for certain, why the family pulled the festival from Corpus Christi or when we’ll get to celebrate the Latina icon again, we will be looking forward to finding out where Fiesta de La Flor is going to next.