Selena Quintanilla To Get Star at The Hollywood Walk of Fame
Selena’s life and career may have been tragically cut-short more than 21 years ago, but her legacy will live-on forever…at The Hollywood Walk of Fame, in our hearts, and beyond!
On Tuesday, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that it would be making the unique Mexican-American singer a permanent part of its Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected a great group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,” said TV producer Vin Di Bona, chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee, in a statement.
Quintanilla – known as the “Queen of Tejano music” – was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar in 1995. She was just 23 years old.
Her sister Suzette Quintanilla reacted to the news on Instagram.
“The world will know forever,” she captioned an image of her sister and her star.
Actress Eva Longoria, filmmaker George A. Romero and Gustavo Dudamel, director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, are also among the Latinos selected for this year’s Walk of Fame class.
In a statement to Fox News Latino, which she also shared on her Instagram account, Longoria expressed her elation for the honor.
I could never have dreamed that one day I would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But even more ironic is that the same year I receive my star, so does my idol, my inspiration, my fellow Tejana, my fellow Corpus Christi native, Selena Quintanilla. She was the reason I even dared to dream that a better life was possible. And that that life didn’t have to distance you from where you came from. So many people become famous and leave a place without ever crediting it with the role it played in shaping their lives. Selena was proud of being from Corpus Christi, Texas. And that made me proud to be from Corpus. She blazed the way for all of us and I will be forever grateful to her for not only that but for the pure joy I felt when I got to see her perform. Her smile, her charisma, her beauty put every single person who watched her under a spell. Thank you Selena. I know I will receive my star on the Walk of Fame because you dared to dream it first. ⭐⭐⭐
She added that the honor is enhanced because its at the same time as Quintanilla.
“What makes this even sweeter is that I stand side by side with my idol Selena Quintanilla! Corpus girls representing!” she said.
In honor of The Queen of Tejano! Take a listen below at some of her greatest hits: