In the past few years, Selena Gomez has skyrocketed to super stardom through her high-profile acting roles and most recently, as a pop sensation. She first hit the Hollywood scene in 2006 with a guest-starring role on the Disney channel show, The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, and then later with a recurring role in Hannah Montana. Her big break came in 2007 when she landed a starring role in the Disney channel hit show, Wizards of Waverly Place. Since then, she has also starred in several movies, including Princess Protection Program, Another Cinderella Story, and Spring Breakers.
On top of her successful acting career, Gomez has also made waves in the music industry with her band Selena Gomez & The Scene, which has won awards from Teen’s Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. Aside from her high-profile life and well-known Hollywood résumé, what are some things you may not know about Selena Gomez? Here are a few little known facts and trivia about the popular celebrity.
Gomez started her acting career on the PBS show Barney and Friends.
According to AskMen.com, her acting career started in elementary school at the young age of 7, when she landed a role on the popular children’s TV show Barney and Friends. She had observed the acting world through her mother, also an actress, and decided early on in life that she, too, wanted to try her hand at acting. Gomez starred in Barney for two years and also met her best friend, singer and actress Demi Lovato, on the show.
Gomez and her best friend, Demi Lovato, created a Youtube series titled “The Demi and Selena Show.”
In 2008, Gomez and Lovato starred in a series of Youtube videos titled “The Demi and Selena Show.” The Youtube videos featured candid videos of the two best friends talking about their lives and giving updates about their projects.
She is the youngest ambassador to UNICEF.
Gomez is the youngest ambassador named to UNICEF, being appointed in 2009 at the age of 17. She uses her popularity and stardom to raise awareness for the organization’s mission of reducing the number of preventable deaths of children. She has personally traveled to Ghana to witness first-hand the substandard living conditions of children in the country.
She developed and launched her own clothing line, Dream Out Loud.
In 2010, Gomez launched her own clothing line, Dream Out Loud. The clothing collection is currently available exclusively at Kmart. The clothing line is affordable for most consumers and reflects Gomez’s unique sense of style.