“I tried to be the best role model that I possibly could”
In her last interview before her death, Selena Quintanilla talked about her beginnings as a singer, how she wanted to be remembered, and, surprisingly, sex ed.
When asked about how she started singing, Selena said, “When you’re young and you have the timing and you can memorize a melody then you know there’s a little bit of talent… so my dad… he saw dollar signs… ha ha ha, so he started teaching me.”
Although, as an entertainer, Selena was pretty open-minded, especially when it came to wearing sexy outfits, when asked about teen pregnancy, her answer was pretty shocking:
“I’m against abortions. I don’t think it’s right… it’s kind of hard and it’s very upsetting that you see people and especially politicians… encourage kids to use condoms. I think a parent should encourage their kids not to have sex before marriage because if you stop that right there, then you’re not going to have teen pregnancy. You have to teach kids morals first, then children afterwards. It should be marriage first then children afterwards…”
Also shocking was the last question she received only a short time before her death: “How do you want to be remembered?”
She answered: “Not only as an entertainer but as a person who cared a lot and I gave the best that I could. I tried to be the best role model that I possibly could.”
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