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Even If Younger People Weren’t Alive During Selena’s Time, 2016 Kept Her Alive

This year has been rough. However, the one bright spot on 2016 is the fact that Selena Quintanilla has been honored time and time and time and time again. There really is no other way to say this other than that 2016 was definitely the year of La Reina.

Corpus Christi honored the queen of Tejano with her very own buses.

On April 18, the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority debuted two buses with special wraps with Selena’s image. The wraps were designed by the Iconic Sign Group with the guidance of the Quintanilla family and CCTRA and were donated to that community.

“I hope everyone here in our city and all those who are visiting will look at the buses and benches with a smile on their face and a sense of pride knowing Selena was one of their own”, Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga said in a press release.

It was officially announced that Selena would finally be getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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“The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected a great group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,” director and producer Vin Di Bona announced on June 28. The news left many Selena fans saying finally!

Madame Tussauds gave the late singer a nod by unveiling a Selena figure at their Hollywood location.


And they totally nailed it.

Twenty-one years after her death, Selena’s dream of having a makeup line came true.


The line was launched to much fanfare with sites crashing and places selling out faster than they could process orders. The demand was so great that MAC recently announced that they are going to be providing more product just after Christmas. The different colors were named after her greatest hits, obvi.

Selena’s newfound popularity was the source of so many Halloween costumes.


Not only did the world fall in love with the mother who created a Selena costume for her daughter with only 50 cents, people even made Selena + MAC costumes.

Selena was part of the newly inducted class of the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame.

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“I am honored to welcome these five extraordinary women into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame,” Governor Greg Abbott said in a press release. “Whether in public service, the arts, business or education, these leaders have inspired generations of Texans to reach new heights, achieve new goals and elevate the Lone Star State. I would like to thank each of the honorees and their families for their enduring contributions to the State of Texas.”

And, of course, there have been so many covers of Selena that it was hard to keep count.


Play-N-Skillz covered “Si Una Vez.” JoJo (yes, that JoJo) gave a Corpus Christi crowd a wonderful rendition of “Dreaming Of You.” But, the most iconic would probably have to be Elia Esparza’s cover of “Como La Flor” on “The Voice.”


READ: Lawsuit Between Selena’s Father And Chris Perez Puts Miniseries On Hold

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20 Forgotten Photos Showing Selena With Today’s Biggest Celebrities

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20 Forgotten Photos Showing Selena With Today’s Biggest Celebrities

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During her short life, Selena Quintanilla accomplished more than most manage to do in a lifetime. She conducted hundreds of tours, made performances on TV and movies, and often alongside some of the biggest names in music and entertainment.

Here’s a look at 20 famous stars who met Selena including Garth Brooks and Marlon Brando.

1. Selena and Ricky Martin

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Selena and Ricky Martin presented together at the Premios Lo Nuestro in 1992. In the years since her death, Martin went on to win two Billboard Music Awards in 1993 and 1999, and has even appeared in a few movies and television shows.

2. Selena and Gloria Estefan

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During her life as a performer, the queen of Tejano music expressed her love and admiration for Cuban singer Gloria Estefan. On the same night in that Selena presented with Ricki Martin in 1992, the singer got to meet the former Miami Sound Machine lead. In 2005, Estefan covered Selena’s “I Could Fall In Love” for a tribute. 

3. Selena and Mario Lopez

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In a Twitter post to his account, the former “Saved By The Bell” actor shared a sweet picture of him with Selena writing “#TBT Early 90’s with Selena Quintanilla at a Tejano event. She looked beautiful & I wore a red coat & a hideous tie.”

4. Selena and Lorena Herrera

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The Tejano singer posed next to the Mexican singer and actress after another performance. Herrera has spent most of her career acting in telenovelas and singing. During the 90s, around the time that this photo was taken, the singer was starring on shows like “Dos Mujeres, Un Camino” and “El Premio Mayor.” 

5. Selena and Garth Brooks

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The Tejano singer had been a huge fan of country singer Garth Brooks. In 1990 the rising star, took a photo with the singer.

6. Selena & Freddy Fender

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Selena took a photo alongside Mexican-American Tejano country legend Freddy Fender back in the 90s.

7. Selena with Rick Nelson & Freddy Fender

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Selena sang alongside one of her biggest Tejano heroes and the American rock and roll star Rick Nelson. 

8. Selena & Daisy Fuentes

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Cuban American television host and comedian took a photo with Selena back in the late 90s during the height of their careers.

9. Selena and Marlon Brando

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Back in 1994, Selena Quintanilla graced the screen in a cameo appearance in “Don Juan DeMarco.” The film starred Marlon Brando who she is pictured with above as well as Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway.

10. Selena and Ramiro Delgado

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In 1994, Selena made an appearance on the popular telenovela ‘Dos Mujeres, Un Camino.” For two episodes the Mexican-American shared the scene with Ramiro Delgado, Gaby Platas and Lupe Esparza.

11. Selena, Tweety and Bugsbunny

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During a Univision party in Las Vegas, back in 1992, Selena took photos with Tweety and Bugs Bunny. 

12. Selena and Minnie Mouse

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Selena took photos with Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck after a 1992 performance at Disneyland in 1992. Of course, for her big moment she wore her famous jeweled bustier.

13. Selena and Bonnie Brait

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Selena had a long list of celebrities she admired and the legendary definitely Bonnie Raitt topped it. At the 1995 Grammys just weeks before Selena’s death, the Tejano queen got to meet her musical favorite and take this photo.

14. Vicente Fernández

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Quintanilla had long been a fan of the legend, Vicente Fernández when she first took a photo with the Mexican singer and actor back in the 90s. No doubt, by her smile, her moment to shine next to El Rey de la Música Ranchera was a huge one.

15. Selena and El Buki

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These two gave us major hair goals back in the 90s when they posed for this photo.

16. Selena and Grupo Bronco

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Selena posed alongside Selena after performing together on the Televisa soap opera “Dos Mujeres, Un Camino.”

17. Selena and Barrio Boyzz

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In 1994, Selena joined forces with the America Latin pop quintet the Barrio Boyzz for the song “Donde Quiera Que Estés.” After recording the song, the Barrio Boyzz joined Selena on a mini tour throughout Mexico and Texas.

18. Selena and Veronica Castro

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During a visit to Monterrey in 1992, Quintanilla did an interview with Verónica Castro.

19. Selena and Cristina Saralegui

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Latinx who think Latinos who don’t speak Spanish better take a moment and learn. Selena struggled to learn Spanish for years until she became an international and decided to learn the language completely. During an interview on Cristina’s show Selena spoke in Spanish and charmed her fans.

20. Selena and Esai Morales

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Years after he played Bob Morales in the 1987 biopic “La Bamba” and years before he went onto act in NYPD Blue, Esai Morales was posing next to Selena Quintanilla as a fan.


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Mac Cosmetics Released A Second Selena Collection And I Have To Say They Redeemed Themselves

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Mac Cosmetics Released A Second Selena Collection And I Have To Say They Redeemed Themselves

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After much anticipation, MAC Cosmetics has officially launched its second collection inspired Selena Quintanilla. Celebrating the Tejano music legends 25-year legacy, the aptly named Selena La Reina celebrates the legend’s signature ’90s beauty style.

The limited-edition line features 15 pieces.

That’s four lipstick shades, three lipgloss shades, two lip pencils, three shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour and Extra Dimension Skinfinish, and a Mi Siento…Muy Excited X8 Eye Shadow Palette. Topped off with a Selena Makeup Bag the prices range from $19 to $37 it’s clearly a package deal!

In a recent post to their Instagram page, MAC Cosmetics celebrated the launch with an endearing message.

“Selena still captivates us all. Celebrate 25 years of Selena’s legacy with an all-new collection honouring her iconic life and signature style. La Reina lives on ✨. Available online now in select markets.”

Quintanilla’s beloved sister Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga shared her excitement over the new launch in a press release stating, “This collection is so special to me because it celebrates Selena’s 25-year legacy and I wanted the packaging to be fun and memorable! The true inspiration behind the packaging is Selena’s ICONIC rhinestone bra and really led to the holographic feel for the rest of the collection so it pulled everything together!” 

The new line includes a Selena La Reina Makeup Bag.

MAC Selena La Reina Makeup Bag

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Inspired by Selena’s legendary bustier top – $35


Selena La Reina Extra Dimension Skinfinish in La Leyenda

MAC Selena La Reina Extra Dimension Skinfinish in La Leyenda

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Gold pearlescent highlighter for your cheeks, eyes and nose-  $37

Selena La Reina Eye Shadow X 8: Me Siento…Muy Excited

MAC Selena La Reina Eye Shadow X 8 Me Siento Muy Excited

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An 8-pan eyeshadow palette for every day and full party lewks. – $35


Selena La Reina Lipstick

MAC Selena La Reina Lipstick in Queen of Cumbia

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Selena’s signature deep red lip comes through with this baby. – $20


Selena La Reina Lipglass in Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

MAC Selena La Reina Lipglass in Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

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A shimmery lip gloss to show off that beam. – $18.50


Selena La Reina Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Big Bertha

MAC Selena La Reina Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

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Look like a 90s beauty icon in this matt finish. – $23

Be sure to shop the new MAC Selena La Reina collection before it sells out on MAC’s online store.