Selena Gomez: 15 Facts You Didn’t Know

Teen Vogue
Teen Vogue

Selena Gomez is a multi-talented superstar. The 23-year-old has grown considerably since her time with Disney, and she has been linked to many famous stars, both romantically and as friends. Despite her time in the public eye, there are still some facts about the singer that many people do not know. Here, we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Selena Gomez.

Number Fifteen: She Is Finally Coming to Terms With Her Sexuality

In an interview Gomez did for Elle in October of this year, she said that she has been getting catcalled a lot more now than she used to. She said, “It used to not be cool to think I was hot. I was a Disney Kid.”

Number Fourteen: She Is BFF With Taylor Swift

The two admire each other for being independent and pursuing their own creative endeavors. Swift has said, “Selena is an interesting blend of this childlike excitement and curiosity, mixed with the aura of a very seasoned adult who has been through a lot.”

Number Thirteen: Paul Rudd Admires Her Acting Abilities

Rudd has said that she knows exactly when to pause when she acts. He said that she is extremely intelligent and truly knows how to emote a character.

Number Twelve: She Made Out With James Franco

In fact, she made out with the star more than seven times. For a scene in the movie In Dubious Battle, she was his costar and also the director. To tease her, he made her reshoot a makeout scene over and over. She mentioned that he is a good kisser.

Number Eleven: There Are a Lot of Misinformed Tabloids

When Gomez blew up as a star, tabloids began printing many false things about her. From rumors that she was pregnant to rumors that she had spun out of control, not a single headline was true.

Number Ten: She Had a Rough Childhood

Gomez grew up with her mother in a rough neighborhood in Los Angeles. She even admitted that at times, she couldn’t leave her home because it was so dangerous.

Number Nine: She Had to Fire Her Mom

Gomez recently hired a new manager, and so she had to let her mom go. Her mom had been her manager up until that point, but she knew that she wanted to make decisions more independently.

Number Eight: She Has Not Totally Given Up on Justin Bieber

Gomez is focusing on her career, rather than love, right now. However, when asked if she would ever rekindle her relationship with Bieber, she said, “I don’t know!”

Number Seven: She Was on Barney With Demi Lovato

Before she was on Wizards of Waverly Place, Gomez actually debuted her acting career on Barney. This is also where she met BFF Demi Lovato.

Number Six: Selena Gomez Loves Ella Fitzgerald

In fact, Fitzgerald is her favorite singer ever, she has said. Gomez said, “[Fitzgerald] inspires me because she’s got such a beautiful voice and she doesn’t really add a bunch of things…it was just the voice and I loved that, it was very powerful.”

Number Five: She Was an Only Child Until 2013

Gomez grew up as an only child until her mother, Mandy Teefey, had another daughter with her second husband, Brian Teefey. She now has two younger sisters.

Number Four: She Used to Wear a Promise Ring

As a symbol of her chastity, Gomez used to wear a promise ring. She wore the ring to solidify her reputation as a wholesome Disney star, and the ring was engraved with the phrase “True Love Waits.” However, the ring disappeared once she started hanging out with Justin Bieber.

Number Three: She Is a Hooters Girl

But not like you think! Gomez enjoys the chain’s fried pickles and curly fries.

Number Two: She Is the Youngest UNICEF Ambassador in History

In 2009, Gomez was named an ambassador for UNICEF. This made her the youngest ambassador for UNICEF in UNICEF’s history.

Number One: Selena Gomez Loves Pizza

Just like millions of people all over the world, Gomez loves to chow down on some pizza. Selena – she’s just like us! Well, sort of. We love you, Selena!

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