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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.

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.

Nickelodeon Wants Kids To See More Multicultural And Diverse Content, So They’re Launching Mexican-Inspired Show “The Casagrandes”

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Nickelodeon Wants Kids To See More Multicultural And Diverse Content, So They’re Launching Mexican-Inspired Show “The Casagrandes”

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Nickelodeon announced this year that the network wants to focus on giving kids a more “multicultural, authentic and diverse” array of programming that will reflect modern kids’ everyday lives. The kids’ outlet plans to serve just that, in “The Casagrandes,” a companion series to its animated mainstay, “The Loud House,” about a small boy and his many sisters. The new program will follow Lincoln Loud’s friend Ronnie Anne and her brother Bobby Santiago living in the city with a chaotic multi-generational family. 

The kids’ network is actively working on bringing diversity to children through their programming.

According to Cyma Zarghami, president of the company’s Nickelodeon Group and a kids-media veteran; Nickelodeon will be focusing on series that present broader families and more characters from a broader array of backgrounds, said Zarghami, noting that modern kids want to see shows that mirror the people in their lives. “Multicultural, authentic and diverse,” are the themes they seek, she added.

“The Casagrandes” is a spinoff of Nickelodeon’s animated hit mainstay show “The Loud House”. 

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Children who watch Nickelodeon on the regular, will be familiar with Ronnie Anne from the hit series, “The Loud House,” which is similar to “The Casagrandes” in that they both navigate a kid’s life surrounded by a large family. The new show however, will add diversity to the network in terms of race. “The loud house” does so with gender, by focusing on a boy named Lincoln Loud living with his family of 10 sisters —all of whom have different personalities and ambitions which break with female stereotypes.

With “The Casagrandes”, Nickelodeon is taking the next step towards diversity by exploring a female character more deeply. 

On “The Loud House” Ronnie Anne Santiago is a character frequently presented as a tough tomboy figure who dislikes girly things. As the show progresses thought, the audience finds out that she is actually very sensitive and kind. Her brother, Bobby Santiago Jr. is also a recurring character as the boyfriend of Lori Loud, Lincoln’s sister. Roberto “Bobby” Santiago Jr. will be playing a much larger role in “The Casagrandes.”

Nickelodeon teased the new show during an episode of “The Loud House”.

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The network teased the upcoming spinoff in a recent episode of “The Loud House,” which was entirely about Ronnie Anne and Bobby, rather than Lincoln Loud, the protagonist of the series. In the episode, Ronnie Anne and her brother move to their extended family’s apartment in the city, which rests on top of a bodega. 

At first, Ronnie Anne is reticent about moving since she’s used to living with her small family of three. Soon she adjusts to living with all her relatives under one roof. The episode, which served as an introduction to Ronnie Anne’s extended family, is also an introduction to Latino culture. Throughout the episode, the show makes references that resonate with Latinos everywhere, such as the way that Ronnie Anne’s abuelita ‘Rosa’, persists on her family members and guests eating until they’re completely stuffed. 

The show makes many references to Latino culture and traditions through relatable characters like ‘Rosa’, the family’s abuela.

The overbearing grandmother is a Latino stereotype that largely, seems to be true to most Latinos, and a lot of Latinx children in the audience might be able to relate. The episode plays with that idea by having Rosa go way overboard with her cooking anytime someone mentions they’re hungry. Rosa also frequently makes home remedies when someone in her family gets hurt —another reference to the Latino community and the all too familiar ‘remedios caseros’ we have to endure when grandma finds out we have a tummy-ache or a fever. 

Lincoln and his family live in a suburban, mostly white-predominant town, while Ronnie Anne will be living in an urban area, surrounded by people of multicultural backgrounds. In the episode that teased the upcoming show “Los Casagrandes”, Ronnie Anne makes friends with several kids in the city, many of whom are also people of color. “Los Casagrandes” will reflect the city life by situating characters in different parts of the city. The Casagrande apartment and the family’s bodega, will be found in the Spanish-speaking neighborhoods.

Ronnie Anne, the protagonist, offers an intersectional lens on what it means to be both female and a POC.

By having Ronnie Anne as a protagonist, the show will offer an intersectional lens on what it’s like to explore her life as both a female and a person of color. In similar fashion to “The Loud House”, the characters will have diverse personalities, but instead of seeing the identities and narratives through female characters as seen through Lincoln Loud’s 10 sisters, the new show will present differences through Latino characters, specifically characters of Mexican culture. 

“The Casagrandes,” premieres Monday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT before moving to its regular timeslot on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. beginning on Oct. 19.

A Newly Restored Version of The 90s ‘Selena’ Classic Film Starring Jennifer Lopez Is Coming To The Big Screen Again

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A Newly Restored Version of The 90s ‘Selena’ Classic Film Starring Jennifer Lopez Is Coming To The Big Screen Again

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Twenty-two years have passed since Latinas across the globe watched in awe as Jennifer Lopez took on the role of Tejano music icon Selena in the biopic of her life. The 1997 classic lovingly spotlighted the singer’s life and death years ago and, in the years since, has been a sort of cultural Latino touchstone for young girls who didn’t have the chance to grow up watching the singer herself.

Now, young Latinas who didn’t get to see the classic in the theaters during its original release will have a chance to do just that this weekend.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced that it will screen a new digital print of the film in theaters this weekend.

Back in 1997, when the film was originally released, “Selena” spent fifteen weeks at the box office. It’s time in theaters proved that Latinos could not only direct films, but they could star in them as well while also drawing massive audiences to movie theater seats. At the time, the film marked a breakout moment for actress, singer, and dancer Jennifer Lopez.

If you’re in NYC this weekend and plan on attending the screening, here are some fun facts to remember while watching!

Fans of Selena protested when they learned Jennifer Lopez was playing Selena.

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Selena’s fans began protesting the film once they learned that Jennifer Lopez was taking on the role of their beloved singer. Many thought that Lopez, a Puerto Rican from New York, was unfit to play the Mexican-American from Texas.

Six other women gave J.Lo a run for her money.

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Three women from the open call were selected and three other actresses including Salma Hayek and Bibi Gaytán were considered.

Jackie Guerra lied about her talents.

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Jackie Guera who played the role of Suzette, wanted the role so badly that she lied at her audition and said that she was an expert drummer. Suzette later gave her private lessons.

“Selena” almost became a victim of brownface.

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The film’s director had to fight to get Lopez the role of Selena. At the time, Warner Bros was considering a non-Latina actress to take on the role which would have been AWFUL.

Jennifer Lopez lip-synched

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Creators feared that fans would be upset if they saw Lopez singing the song on her own. So Lopez was coached to lip-synch instead.

Abraham Quintanilla didn’t want to show Selena’s murder.

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The film which came out just two years after Selena’s death was likely a very hard project for Abraham to work on. He didn’t want to show his daughter’s death but the film’s director convinced him it was necessary.

Constance Marie could be Jennifer Lopez’s sister.

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Lopez and Marie play mother and daughter in the movie. But in real life, Marie is only 4 years older than Jennifer Lopez.