There’s never going to be another one like Selena. That’s why a festival in Corpus Christi, Texas, dedicated to her is so is so awesome.
Selena Quintanilla remains queen 21 years after her death. In fact, there’s a new generation of fans that come together every year at Fiesta de la Flor in Corpus Christi to honor her.
“When I was young, I was always trying to dance like her, dress like her, and do everything like her,” one of the 50,000 attendees told Fusion. “Now I see that my kids are taking in interest in her, but for their own reasons.”
Aside from music, fans can appreciate cool Selena fan art.
Even Selena murals.
And take pictures with Chris Perez.
That’s like one degree of separation from the queen.
One quality that made her so iconic was that Selena taught us how to be confident in our own skin. She had no problem showing off her curves.
She wore clothes that hugged her every curve – before having a big booty was cool. “She didn’t care what people thought. If she wanted to be flashy, she was flashy,” said another fan. “If she looked good and she thought she looked good, she wore it.”
At the Fiesta de la Flor, fans show up dressed in outfits similar to the ones she once wore on stage. Like this one:
And this one:
And of course, you can’t go to a Selena fest without seeing this iconic ‘fit:
The famous jumpsuit she wore for her last concert is a top favorite. “We may not look as great, but we’re wearing it,” a fan said. “We don’t care what other people think, just like Selena,” another responded.
“She’s an empowering woman. I feel like she broke the mold for women, not just in Tejano, but in general,” her fans said.
Check out what else fans are saying about Selena, below:
A new generation of Selena fans prove she’s still the Queen af…A new generation of Selena fans prove she’s still the Queen after all these years.
Posted by Jorge Ramos on Friday, May 13, 2016
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