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This is What A $6 Million Quinceañera Looks Like

A poofy dress in her favorite color and a court of chambelanes in matching suits was just not going to cut it for the quinciañera of Maya Henry, daughter of San Antonio’s prestigious attorney Thomas J. Henry. No señores, her send off into adulthood needed to be headline-grabbing worthy…and a lavish party to the tune of $6 MILLION would did just the trick!

So what exactly do you get with $6 million? About nine Rolls Royce’s to transport the entire family to a fabulous custom-built, 55,000 square-feet venue decorated with 30-feet tall cherry trees and butterflies hanging from the ceiling, makeup by Patrick Ta — makeup artist to the Kardashians — and two custom-made dresses by Rolando Santana. As for entertainment, wait for it… wait for it: Nick Jonas AND Pitbull. STFU!

So how do you remember this special night? You have Michelle Obama’s photographer take pictures, of course!

Maya’s 29,000+ IG followers loved every second.

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Like the Oscar-inspired decor.

#davidmonn #mayasquince #mayasquinceanera

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Did we mention that the venue built especially for the occasion was decorated with strings of butterflies hanging from the ceiling? #magical

The ginormous butterfly cake, that probably no one ate.

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Way to keep a theme going.

Pitbull was on duty.

Also thank you @pitbull #pitbull #patricktamakeup#quinceañera #rolandosantana #ports1961 #sanantonio

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No one better to get the party started than Pitbull! Daaaaaale!

And Nick Jonas was the perfect gentleman.

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And also super hot.

But Maya is used to taking pics with celebs, like…

@justinbieber

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and…

@katyperry KNOWS WHATS UP #teens4hillary #ImWithHer #katyperry #hillaryclinton #hillary2016

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and…

pleasure to talk to @iamjamiefoxx the other night! #votehillary #imwithher #teens4hillary

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and even…

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Back to the party. Doesn’t her makeup rival the Kardashians’? We think so!

Thank you @patrickta i loved my bday party glam!!

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Ain’t no party without a photobooth… amiright?

Love my best friend ??

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All this thanks to her parents, Azteca and Thomas Henry.!

Us old people can have fun also @maya_henry ??#nickjonas #pitbull

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Happy Quince Maya!

Thank you @rolando_santana for our custom dresses! #rolandosantana#rolandosantanafor ports#ports

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Becky G Performs Tribute To Selena At San Antonio Concert

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Becky G Performs Tribute To Selena At San Antonio Concert

It has been 25 years since Selena Quintanilla was killed by her fan club president Yolanda Saldívar. Despite the time we have spent without La Reina of Tejano music on this earth, her fandom and power continue to grow every day. The proof is in the number of covers and tributes to her and Becky G is now one of the artists.

Becky G used part of her concert at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo venue to honor a Texas great: Selena Quintanilla.

The Inglewood singer followed a playbook that many artists have used when playing in Texas but giving Selena a little bit of love. It has become a tradition for artists to do special renditions of Selena’s hits when they are performing at a Texas venue.

The Texas audience was muy excited when Becky G began to sing “Dreamin’ of You.”

Several artists who have passed through Texas have taken a moment in their concert to cover a Selena song. Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, and Camila Cabello all sang Selena music during their Texas concerts last year and the effort was super appreciated by Texas fans.

Even fans who couldn’t go to the concert are sharing their love and appreciation for the performance.

Legit, Becky G did that in San Antonio. Selena holds a very important place in musical history and even more important place in the hearts of Latino music lovers. She was the first big recognition Latinos had in the music world, especially with her English crossover.

Good job keeping Selena’s legacy alive, Becky G.

It has been 25 years since Selena was killed by her fan club president Yolanda Saldívar. In the 25 years, Selena’s star has continued to grow. She continues to win music awards because of ho much Latinos love her music and what she represented. She recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was immortalized with a wax figure by Madame Tussauds.

READ: Watch Kacey Musgraves Sing In Spanish Covering Selena’s ‘Como La Flor’ In Texas

25 Years After Her Death, A San Antonio Art Museum Is Displaying Some Never-Before-Seen Photos Of Selena

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25 Years After Her Death, A San Antonio Art Museum Is Displaying Some Never-Before-Seen Photos Of Selena

If you’ve already given up on 2020, you’re wrong. This year will mark 25 years since beloved Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar. Of course, knowing the singer would have turned 49 years old this year is horribly tragic. However, the legal magic of ’25’ means that copyright law from her last year of life is about to expire. For the first time, some of the last photos taken of Selena are on public display at a San Antonio art museum. Photographer John Dyer had the privilege of photographing Selena for her cover shoot for Más Magazine in 1992 and again for Texas Monthly in 1995. Dyer has allowed for both sets of photographs to be put on display, and the contrast in her mood is striking. 

The second set of photographs was taken just months before her murder. 

Book your flights to Texas, and buy your tickets, mi gente!

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There isn’t a look or photograph of Selena that a child hasn’t dressed up as for Halloween, that a Guarcado plushie hasn’t donned, or that the public hasn’t revered. From Selena’s purple jumpsuit to her fire red lipstick, everything the artist has done has become part of the Mexican-American zeitgeist. And yet… Selena is still giving us more to take in. The signature piece of the exhibit features the 23-year-old star wearing a sequined bustier and high waisted black pants, black patent leather heels firmly planted on a black and white tile checkered floor with a red curtain in the backdrop. 

The photo is so iconic that the museum has reconstructed a look-a-like set for visitors to take their own Selena-inspired photos.

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The exhibit, named in both English and Spanish “Selena Forever/Siempre Selena,” is on view at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio’s first modern art museum. “The exhibition pays tribute to ’90s icon, singer, designer, and Texas legend—Selena Quintanilla-Pérez—with a series of five photographs by award-winning San Antonio photographer John Dyer. Selena was the subject of Dyer’s photo assignments for the cover of Más Magazine in 1992 and again for Texas Monthly in 1995, just months before she was tragically killed at age 23,” the museum states.

The photographer noticed how much more muted Selena was in the shoot months before her death compared to three years prior.

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In an interview with Heidi Vaughan Fine Art, Dyer recalls how “she drove up by herself in her little red hatchback and parked in front of my studio” the first time they met in 1992, as Selena’s career was beginning to take off. “She jumped out of her car with a big smile,” and brought in her hand-made, self-designed performance costumes. The checkered floor print was taken during that first shoot. He recalls that “Selena’s quick smile, infectious laugh, and unending energy made her a pleasure to work with. This was in 1992.”

By early 1995, Selena was at the peak of her international fame when Texas Monthly hired Dyer to do another photoshoot. “She had just finished two exhausting days of shooting TV commercials for a corporate sponsor. She was tired. I had brought a beautiful hand-made jacket for her to wear. I posed her in the alcove on the mezzanine of the theater where the light is particularly nice. She was subdued and pensive. A far cry from the ebullient, excited young singer I’d photographed 3 years earlier. Later I thought her mood might have been an eerie harbinger of what was to come,” Dyer concluded. We may never know what was going on in the emotional world of Selena on that day — if tensions were rising with Saldivar, or if she was simply an exhausted superstar.

Between the time of the shoot and the magazine cover release, Selena was murdered.

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The magazine decided to use “one of the more somber shots” Dyer captured for the magazine cover which ended up becoming a story that chronicled her death. “It’s a cover I would rather not have had,” Dyer recalled. Tejanos and Selena superfans alike, Selena is waiting for you.

The “Selena Forever/Selena Siempre” exhibit is on display at San Antonio’s The McNay Modern Art Museum for the price of general admission ($20). The exhibit dates are Jan. 15, 2020, to July 5, 2020. Selena Forever/Siempre Selena is organized by the McNay Art Museum, curated by Kate Carey, Head of Education.

Pro tip: The museum is open for free on Thursdays from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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