17 Surprising Selena Gomez Facts

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Did you know all these facts about Selena Gomez? Some may surprise you.

1. Did you know that...

Did you know that...
... Selena first appeared on television on an episode of Barney & Friends?

2. Were you aware that...

Were you aware that...
... Selena's mom, Mandy Dawn Teefey, was a stage actress and she inspired her daughter's future career?

3. She was named after...

She was named after...
... Selena Quintanilla Perez, the singer who was shot and killed in 1995.

4. Before becoing Alex Russo...

Before becoing Alex Russo...
... Gomez filmed a pair of television show pilots. Neither got picked up.

5. Before Bieber...

Before Bieber...
... Selena dated Nick Jonas. They were an item in 2008.

6. Before Adidas...

Before Adidas...
... Selena was the face of the Sears. She was featured in a back in school ad campaign in 2009.

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Born
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New York City
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