Only a true Selena Quintanilla fan knows that her favorite food was pizza, favorite flowers were white roses and she had a Faberge egg collection!
But there are many more interesting and fun facts about the late Queen of Tex Mex that many are probably not aware of.
You may, however, have received the Selena 101 course on the “Amor Prohibido” singer when Jennifer Lopez portrayed the star in the biopic, “Selena.”
In commemoration of the Mexican-American reina and her legacy, we put together some interesting and fun facts about Sel!
Selena Quintanilla in 7 amusing details
1) She was “meant” to be a boy!
Selena’s parents were convinced that their third child would be a boy upon learning of the pregnancy. They even picked out the name, Marc Antony.
2) “I love Los Dinos!”
A 9-year-old Selena was the only one who enjoyed rehearsing with “Los Dinos.” Her siblings A.B. III and Suzette, also in the band, preferred to play with their friends.
3) The perfect role model
She once turned down a leading role in a telenovela because of its steamy scenes. Flaunting her perfect body in bustiers and tight pants was her ‘sexy’ limit.
Selena Quintanilla always kept true to her values and never wanted to mislead her fans.
When she was not singing, she was found doing a lot of community work and giving educational talks at local schools.
4) Fashionista, fashionista
As a child, she envisioned designing her own clothes and jewelry. She later accomplished her goal by opening her own boutique, and also designed every outfit she ever wore on stage.
5) First Latina & Tejana star to…
Her talent began to get acknowledged as early as 1983. In fact, Selena Quintanilla was the first-ever artist to be honored with many prestigious titles, are you ready?
- First female tejana recording artist to score a Gold Record with “Ven Conmigo”
- First Latin artist to be signed with EMI
- First Latin artist to debut at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 with “Dreaming of You”
- First tejana artist ever to win a GRAMMY award
- First Latin and female artist ever to place five consecutive albums in Billboard 200 top Selling albums in the U.S. and UK.
6) The no-fans fear
Her biggest fear was that no one would attend her performances. Nonetheless, she always filled up venues with fans and admirers. After every performance, she’d ask her father “How did I do?”
7) A song for her abuelitos
“Amor Prohibido” was written about her grandparents. In addition, for the video she wore two of her husband Chris Perez’s shirt, a red one and white one.