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Nancy Kerrigan The Ice Skating Victim Behind That Tonya Harding Attack Was Apparently Obsessed With Selena This Whole Time As Much As We Are

As much as Latinos love to claim Selena Quintanilla as their own, there’s no denying the fact that she and her music were loved by people of all kinds. Kim Kardashian-West, Drake, and one of the world’s most famed ice-skaters included.

The world knows a lot about Nancy Kerrigan. The American actress and former figure skater won bronze medals at the 1992 Winter Olympics, and a silver at the 1994 Winter Olympics and was entered into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2004. Her name, however, has become more commonly associated with an incident that netted international attention in 1994 when she was famously attacked by with police baton by two men hired by her rival Tonya Hardin. In 2017, “I, Tonya” depicted the attack and gave us quite a bit of information about the skater and who she is.

Still, for all of the quick facts the world knows about her old clips of her skating to Selena is by far the best.

In 1997, Kerrigan debuted her routine for Selena’s version of ‘A Boy Like That’

For 1997 Battle of the Sexes, Kerrigan and other women were pitted against men. Each skater performed two routines during the television event broadcasted by FOX. During the flawless routine, Nancy Kerrigan chose to skate to Selena’s “A Boy Like That.”

The song, which was recorded by Selena for the various-artists compilation The Songs of West Side Story album, which created at the time for the benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles. Its original creation was for the 1957 Broadway musical “West Side Story,” and was written by Leonard Bernstein Stephen Sondheim.

But that wasn’t the only Selena song Kerrigan performed.

A year later in Germany, she played Selena’s 1989 hit “Where Did The Feeling Go”

The track was recorded 1989 by Selena and she sang the song at the Tejano Music Awards in 1991, and at a concert in San Antonio.

Of course the comment sections of both videos are filled with love for the performances.

“What a great song. RIP SELENA QUINTANILLA,” one user wrote in the comments section of the page.

“Amazing I did not know Nancy skated to Selena!” wrote another.

“Love Nancy and I love Selena! Never knew she skated to this song. ❤️???? Te Quiero Mucho, Nancy y Selena”

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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

Part 2 of Netflix’s “Selena: The Series,” is currently streaming, which means fans of the late Tejano singer are getting a chance to learn more about her origin stories. In the second part of the series, fans can expect to see more of the icon’s tragically brief but beautifully successful life. The new episodes chronicle Selena Quintanilla’s rise as a superstar and will no doubt make fans of the singer feel a deep sense of love for her.

Particularly when it comes to one episode in particular!

Part 2’s episode 6, called “Lo Más Bello,” sees the lives of two superstars collide.

The endearing episode sees Selena, played by Christian Serratos, on a shopping trip to an outdoor mall with her mother and sister. It’s then that the young singer catches the eye of a young girl who is also with her mother and sister.

Perhaps it’s real seeing real, but in either case in this episode, the young girl stops to gaze at Selena. She’s star-struck. In the episode, the young girl’s mother asks who she’s looking at and the girl replies, “Selena, a famous singer. Be quiet!”

Knowing that her daughter is a singer herself, the mother encourages her to introduce herself. Of course, the young girl is too shy to say hello but she does wave.

When Selena walks away, the young girl’s mother reveals a fun twist when she says “Beyoncé Knowles, you better learn not to be afraid of people if you ever want to be famous too.”

Like we said…

Real recognizing real.

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While it might seem like the producers took creative liberty, it turns out they actually didn’t. And it makes sense. Fans of Selena and Beyoncé know that the two singers are Texan-icons.

In a recent interview for MTV Trés, Beyoncé revealed that she actually did see Selena, in the Galleria Mall in Houston. “I didn’t say much to Selena because I wasn’t a celebrity,” Beyoncé said in an interview for MTV Trés back in the day. “I just saw her and said hello and kept it moving. Definitely growing up in Texas I heard her on the radio, and I think listening to her album, even though I didn’t know exactly what she was saying, it helped me in the studio with my pronunciation.”

Fans of the Texan starlets might also remember how Beyonce, in a 2007 interview with People en Español, spoke about her love of Selena.

At the time, Beyoncée was celebrating her re-release of six Spanish-language tracks. “I listened to Selena all the time” she recalled at the time of the interview. “She’s close to me because of where I’m from.”

Both “Selena: The Series” Parts 1 and 2 are streaming right now on Netflix! Check them out!

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Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and More Artists You Didn’t Know That Were Inspired by Selena Quintanilla

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Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and More Artists You Didn’t Know That Were Inspired by Selena Quintanilla

Most of us know the Latin artists that have been inspired by La Reina del Tex-Mex, Selena Quintanilla, like Becky G, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, etc. However, perhaps you didn’t know that Mother Monster aka Lady Gaga was inspired by Selena or that fellow Texan, Beyoncé, not only met Selena but also grew up listening to her on the radio. Here’s a list of 8 artists you probably didn’t know that also loved Selena.

Lady Gaga

For The Daily Telegraph, the Rain on Me singer was quoted saying that she was inspired by Selena’s bustiers for her concert outfits, as well as her career. Lady Gaga also tweeted back in the day that a Selena shirt was one of her favorites.

Whitney Houston

During a 1999 New York Daily News interview, the late singer Whitney Houston mentioned that she was inspired by Selena Quintanilla: “What she did in the English market was brilliant”.

Beyoncé

Queen Bey loved her fellow Texan, Selena. On one occasion during an MTV Tr3s interview, Beyoncé talked about meeting Selena at the Galleria Mall in Houston. She also mentioned how she would listen to Selena on the radio and even though she didn’t speak Spanish, listening to Selena helped her with her pronunciation.

Meghan Trainor

The All About That Bass singer told Entertainment Tonight that when she met Jennifer Lopez, she said: “Selena the movie was the reason I wanted to become a singer”.

Ashlee Simpson

American singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson told MTV TR3s during an interview that she had always been a fan of Selena and that “Dreaming of You” was her favorite song.

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Solange Knowles

Texas native, Solange Knowles covered “I Could Fall In Love With You” during her 2013-2014 World Tour. Solange has called Selena “one of her favorite artists growing up”.

HAIM

Pop-rock sister band HAIM told Glide Magazine that Selena the movie was their collective favorite movie.

Kacey Musgraves

Texans just love La Reina. Kacey Musgraves covered “Como La Flor” at the Houston Rodeo, and before performing told the crowd: “I love the queen Selena just as much as you do. This is our chance to honor her, by singing as loud as we can together.”

Kacey joins a list of artists that have covered Selena songs at the Houston Rodeo like Camila Cabello, Cardi B and Prince Royce.

READ: Rare Selena Grammys Photos Surface, Fans Are Upset With Her Lifetime Achievement Tribute

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