What a face! The adorable (and beautiful) Selena Gomez gained wide fame on the hit Disney show “Wizards of Waverly Place,” but has grown into a bonafide movie star and recording artist. Oh yeah, she has the most famous boyfriend in the world — some kid named Justin Bieber. To help us celebrate the young (and rising) star’s 20th birthday, our friends at Snakkle.com take a look back at Selena’s rise to fame, starting from her earliest pics.
There is cute, and there is made-for-fame cute. Selena is the latter, showing an impish grin in a family pic. Though she has success today, she didn’t have an easy early childhood. Her mom had her at age 16 and they “lived paycheck to paycheck” using quarters for gas. Things turned around for Selena after she was cast on “Barney and Friends.”
What do you do after achieving Disney-style fame and fortune? Start a clothing line, natch. Selena teamed up with Sears to promote fun, fresh and trendy clothes. “Music and fashion are two ways I really get to express myself,” she says about why she wanted to create the line. She’s also gone into the lucrative fragrance business.
Selena can’t legally drink, so we’ll have a toast for the entertainer-turned-entrepreneur on her 20th birthday.