Eva Longoria’s Will Get Her Star The Same Year As Selena And She Couldn’t Be Happier

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We were so excited that Selena is getting a star that we almost forgot to celebrate another strong Latina on the list:

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Eva — a native of Corpus Christi, Texas — says Selena’s success gave her the confidence she needed to move forward. “She was the reason I dared to dream that a better life was possible.”

I could never have dreamed that one day I would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But even more ironic is that the same year I receive my star, so does my idol, my inspiration, my fellow Tejana, my fellow Corpus Christi native, Selena Quintanilla. She was the reason I even dared to dream that a better life was possible. And that that life didn't have to distance you from where you came from. So many people become famous and leave a place without ever crediting it with the role it played in shaping their lives. Selena was proud of being from Corpus Christi, Texas. And that made me proud to be from Corpus. She blazed the way for all of us and I will be forever grateful to her for not only that but for the pure joy I felt when I got to see her perform. Her smile, her charisma, her beauty put every single person who watched her under a spell. Thank you Selena. I know I will receive my star on the Walk of Fame because you dared to dream it first. ⭐⭐⭐

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Selena taught her that she could branch out without forgetting her roots. “So many people become famous and leave a place without ever crediting it with the role it played in shaping their lives. Selena was proud of being from Corpus Christi, Texas. And that made me proud to be from Corpus.”

I’m proud of my home state. Don’t mess with it. #DontMessWithTexas #DMWT

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The “Telenovela” actress couldn’t contain her glee on Instagram, “OMG I’m so honored to be receiving a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! I remember moving to Hollywood nearly 20 years ago and going straight to the iconic street and looking at the stars saying “I wanna have a star on this street one day!” Twenty years later she’d be immortalized right next to her greatest idol. “Thank you Selena. I know I will receive my star on the Walk of Fame because you dared to dream it first.” #daretodream


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