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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Selena Gomez

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She has dazzled us on the big and small screen, she has even dazzled us with her angelic voice. Selena Gomez is a force to be reckoned with. Everything from her early life, to her humanitarian work has been interesting. She loves weird food, puppies, and is BFF’S with Taylor Swift, what isn’t there to love?

The 5’5, tiny-framed star has the appetite of an NBA player. She has been noted saying that if she had any super power, she would want food to appear any time she got hungry. She has been spotted chowing down cheeseburgers, and even has her own cheeseburger assistant. When she hit the red carpet for a charity even called the Jingle ball, her then assistant had the hold a cheeseburger for her while she took photos. She is known for loving fast food as well. When Selena performed at the 2015 Victoria Secret Fashion show, she warmed up by downing McDonalds French fries with a pal.

It’s not only fast food that the singer enjoys, she also has a rather odd eating habits. She is said to love the taste of lemons, and is known to eat them whole and adds salt to them as well. She has spoken out about being a huge fan of pizza, but her favorite part of pizza is the crust. What? One of her favorite foods, she says, is a bowl of popcorn with pickle juice added. Gomez loves pickles so much that she wants to invent pickle chewing gum.

Selena’s whole life isn’t about food, even though we are sure she wouldn’t mind if it were. The star actually has an interesting life story. She was born to a 16-year-old mother in the state of Texas. Her parents named her after the famous singer, Selena Quintanilla, who passed away 3 years before Gomez was born. Gomez held such a connection with Quintanilla that when she rose to fame, she got to meet with the late singers family, and the meeting turned very emotional for both families.

Selena’s parents decided to separate when Selena was 5; her mother brought her to Los Angeles. Soon after the move, her mom brought her to movie and TV show auditions until she got her big break on the show, “Barney and Friends”. The star admitted that she was clueless about where the camera was, or how to even act on screen. While on the show, she made friends with another well-known Disney star, Demi Levato; the pair even has comparable careers.

After her stint on “Barney and Friends” Selena caught the acting bug, and went to a nation wide casting call for Disney. It was there where she was discovered, and soon after Disney put her on screen in “Suite Life of Zac and Cody” (where she had her first kiss with stay Dylan Strouse). She eventually landed a reoccurring role on the show that made Miley Cyrus a household name, “Hannah Montana”, but Selena didn’t stop there. Disney agreed that is was her time to shine, and started placing her in pilots. After 2 failed pilots, Disney finally casted Gomez as Alex Russo in “Wizards of Waverly Place”, and proved that the third time was a charm, because the rest is history!

She has been an inspiration for many, and she really has a great heart, it’s no wonder people love her. What are some of your favorite facts about Selena? React in the comment section below, and don’t forget to subscribe to “TheTalko”!