Why it’s About Time That Selena Quintanilla Received a Star on the Walk of Fame

Selena Quintanilla-Perez left this world way too soon. She had the looks, the voice and the stage presence. Selena was at the brink of her career when she tragically lost her life in 1995 and her legacy continues on over 20 years later. It has just been announced that Selena is being honored with a star on the Walk of Fame on Nov. 3. Not only that, but Nov. 3, will be known as “Selena Day” in Los Angeles. Frankly, it’s about time. Selena deserves this. She spent almost her entire life working hard on her career, was genuine and is still a legacy over 20 years later. 

Selena is still known as the “Queen of Tejano" music. She started building her career when she was only 11-years-old. Before her untimely death, she was near the peak of her career and was in the process of making her first English-language album. If she hadn’t left us so soon, it’s been said by numerous people that she would have become a world-wide superstar. The fact that she is just now earning a star on the Walk of Fame is mind-blowing to me.

Not only was Selena talented, her kindness and genuineness was amazing. I’ve never seen one article saying something negatively about Selena. In every interview I’ve seen from Selena, she was kind to everyone and down to Earth. It’s hard to come across a celebrity these days who’s down to Earth and genuine with their fans.

It’s amazing how much of a legacy Selena still has even though she’s been gone for over 20 years. She may have only been around for 23 years, but her legacy has continued to live on. I think that the fact that she wasn’t alive long enough to make a legacy like Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley makes it even more impressive. She has left a lasting impression on numerous celebrities including Selena Gomez, Eva Longoria and Demi Lovato. Personally, she’s impacted me since I was a little girl and it brings me so much joy to see her finally get honored with a star.

As I said before, Selena tragically left us too soon. The fact that she has impacted my life so much when I wasn’t even alive the same time as her, says enough about her character. She had the potential to become a worldwide superstar and I’m happy that her legacy still continues on 20 years later. If anyone deserves a star on the Walk on Fame, it’s her. 

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