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Selena Gomez Covers Latina Magazine

Selena Gomez Covers Latina Magazine

Disney starlet Selena Gomez is Latina magazine‘s fresh new face on their April 2009 cover. Here’s what the 16-year-old Wizards of Waverly Place actress opened up about:

On being a teen celebrity, including the perks and the pitfalls that come with it: “I always wanted this to be my life but I don’t want it to live my life for me.”

On admiring Britney Spears: “In a way, Britney can be someone to look up to. She was constantly being looked at and picked on, and it’s starting to happen to me. At the moment, I don’t have anything good they can pick on me with, but they’ll find something. Maybe I can be as strong.”

On being proud of her Latin roots: “I didn’t even realize what a big deal it was to be Latin at first. But then one day being with my dad, it hit me: it’s pretty neat to be Mexican. And there aren’t enough Latinas in Hollywood—or there are, but they don’t get the recognition. So to be able to come out here and use that, it’s really a powerful thing.”

On the so-called feud with fellow Disney star, Miley Cyrus: “I think Miley can agree with me. There are so many more things going on that are so much more important to us in our lives than wasting time on that stuff.”

Selena was spotted shopping at American Eagle Outfitters in Puerto Rico, where she’s filming the Wizards movie.


Behind-the-Scenes on Selena Gomez’s “Latina” Cover Shoot
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  • Cherri

    First to comment!

    How is she proud of being Latina? Yeah, it may be in her blood but she knows nothing about her culture, nor language. I’m sure you guys are gonna bash at me but that’s fine.

    The only thing latina about her is her last name, so being proud of something you made no effort in is sad. Gee.

  • Charisma

    I LOVE SELENA! First!

  • chrisler 1

    Last names are important. they label you as coming from a certain group. It is nice to know she is proud to belong to a minority community. Because it is hard to do so when you are taught by society there is nothing to be proud of in your heritage. But if she does not know her culture, language (which I doubt) then she needs to learn to appreciate her heritage.

  • ashley

    appreciate your culture….. learn about it…… plus you’re not even a Latina!!! you are HISPANIC!!!! learn the difference!!!

  • fake

    OMG. Shes doing a taylor swift smile! it bothers me.

    anyone see it too? just to make sure im not crazy

  • Problem

    the link to american eagle outfitters with selena isn’t working?

  • Boring….

    This entire thing is becoming so gimmicky , anyway she is only half Hispanic.

  • mEEEE

    plus you’re not even a Latina!!! you are HISPANIC!!!! learn the difference!!!
    _________________________________________________

    WTF? Being Mexican is being Latin/Latino/Latina; if we really want to get all technical about it so are South Americans (most), Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Cubans, Italians, Spanish, pretty much anyone whose language derives from Latin, hence, Latino/Latina.

  • paaOla

    WTF? she is a stupid girl c’mon she doesn’t know anything about mexico or any latin stuff c’mon

  • http://reen1@cox.net Gasol_fan16

    OMG! She looks a lot like Ratchel Bilson. Poor thing! :D

  • Vay Nay Nay

    OMG. She is doing the Taylor smile.

  • karina

    selena rocks she’s the best ……….selena rocks i am so buying the magazine selena looks so beutiful …… selena so talented

  • karina

    selena rocks she’s the best ……….selena rocks i am so buying the magazine selena looks so beutiful …… selena so talented

  • http://buttafaces.com lakers fan in boston

    @8, im hispanic/latina, i really dont see the big deal ppl make, it’s the same shit really…
    i kinda dont like her yet i kinda do, im mixed =\
    i always thought she was puerto rican or something
    she looks nice on the cover btw

  • Pumpkin

    is very neat to be mexican?!?!?!? WTF??!?!?!

  • karina

    selena youre the best. absolutely fabulous SELENA&NICK

  • karina

    agree looks like rachel bilson she really does

  • rhoniluv

    omg! she is such dollface! i love her.

    don’t give up ur virginity anytime soon, sweety!

    boys make girls messy.

    keep that sweetness & light for as long as you can.

  • katie n

    She is pretty in a very sweet, innocent way. Hope she won’t grow up in a hurry like some other starlets.

  • eman

    yay! i love selena! i am happy she is proud to be hispanic!

  • Jen

    If shes so proud of being latina, I hope shes in touch with her heritage and at least knows the language a bit.. but i highly doubt it

  • http://myspace.com/amaezinglyts jen

    HOW DO ANY OF U NO IF SHE NOS OR DOESNT NO ABOUT HER MEXCIAN HERITAGE?!
    U FUCKING FAGS!
    her dad is mexcian she said she spent a lot of time withh
    him what u dont think shes gona no about being mexcian
    and look at jessica alba shes hispanic to LESS HISPANIC THEN SELENA but shes always being invited to hispanicLATINO/A (same thing dumbass!) events so sut ur fucking mouths up

    I LOVE SELENA!

  • gloriaaaa[:

    SO WHAT IF SHE IS MEXICAN OR WHATEVER?
    that doesnt mean anything of what race you are.

  • C.C

    ….
    her eyes looks like Taylor. it’s cuz of the make-up. duh.

  • jake

    :] ilove her

  • alex

    damn it she is hot

  • ka

    cute cute QT

  • DIANA

    I LOVE HER SHE IS NOT ASHEMED ABOUT HER LATIN BLOOD ITS AMAZING THE WAY SHE DOES NOT TRY AND HIDE IT I LOVE HER SHE IS MY INSPARATION I MEAN IM NOT FROM MEXICO BUT MY PARENTS ARE SO F**K ALL HATERS GET A LIFE AND STOP BEING RACEIES SORRY I DONT KNOW HOW TO SPELL THAT

  • dickspitz

    Selena’s “sweetness” is a big front to keep Disney happy. Yeah Britney’s someone to look up to. If you want to be a tore up Hollywood wh*re while still a teen! And Selena will be a fine sl*t as well!

  • http://www.crookedbrook.com Custom T

    She’s dumb.

  • Lizzie

    Okay I can’t help by LAUGH about how She and the media are sooo stupid. First, she is a white wannabe, and she dosen’t give a hoot about her culture. She does “now” because the media is making it seem important, like she is a grand latina star! Oh my! Psh, she is fake. And I got pretty offended, when she said that their may be mexican stars, but they don’t got enough recognition. BULL. Selena (The queen of tex mex) may be dead, but she represents us mexicans. Heck, she is FAMOUS still even though she is dead. What a loser!

  • betz

    as a latina , im VERY dissapointed in people that say im latino just cuz its in their blood but grow up exactly like a white person & as being rich she ESPECIALLY cant relate with the SH*T we go through. being latin isnt a privilage, like most of us it was a dissability so dont say ur latin just cuz its cool & unique

  • maria

    o.k. bitches B haten 2 much get a F N life n stop worrying bout who she looks like at least she dont look like shhhht, most of u haters probably do n dats y u haten, shes not making a dumbass out of her self n dats all dat matters so stop trippin u hoes!!! she’s a great person

  • lola

    u dont have to be poor to be latin/hispanic there are rich ass mo**** fuc**** latino/ hispanic too dunb ass

  • lolita

    u dont have to be poor to be hispanic/latino there are richass M.F. that are hispanic/latino too pi*che mensa !!!

  • lolita

    u dont gotta be poor to be hispanic/latino u dumba**

  • lolita

    DUMB BITCH!!! hope u got my point BETZ loserrr

  • Peopleareidiots

    Wow you people are really angry over her saying she was proud of her heritage. How do you know if she know’s about her heritage or not? It’s not as if you know her. Why would you say she’s gonna be a slut it’s like you want something bad to happen. Why can’t people just let something positive be positive. If she is fake it’ll come out and if she’s not then leave her alone cause she hasn’t done anything to make people see her in a negative light.

  • lIZZIE

    Peopleareidiots, I guess you are an idiot. It SAYS clearly in her interview. She is now all into her roots, now that the MEDIA makes it look big. You can tell the difference between someone who is proud, and someone who is fake.

  • Erin

    I love her!
    Haters are totally missing out.

  • maggie

    I just love her.
    # 1 idol!!!!

    she amazes me like no other.
    WAYYY better than miley.

    I’m gonna meet her when I graduate from college.
    Its gonna be my graduation gift. :) yayyyyyyyy!
    :]

  • lolita

    i love SELENA she is the best shes really nice ,unlike MILEY CYRUS shes an UGLY HORR, SELENA really makes us MEXICANS PROUD unlike MILEY SHE MAKES THE HILL BILLYS LOOK BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lolita

    @maggie: i kno right MILEYS SUCH A SLUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MEXICAN POWER

    Selena’s dad is Mexican and her mom is half Italian
    (Italians r latinos also)

    so that makes her a Latina
    like it or not.

  • Latinos unidos

    how could some of u say that she doesnt know spanish if her dad
    is a straight-up wetback (like me)

    im just glad that even though she is famous that she considers herself
    a MEXICAN.

  • Latinos unidos

    seriously why r u caucasians mad because she is proud of her latin roots

  • lANA

    like her voice

  • miley_lover

    SHE IS UGLY ON THIS PICTURES :( ЕSPECIALLY ON THE COVER ;[

  • Nelly

    Cherri you are so right!!
    selena maybe proud but she doesnt even know how to say Latina in a latina accent!!
    i love her to death,but she is a mexican white wash!!

  • hatethisgirl

    i hate Selena , she’s so fake , try to be sweet but she’s juz a sluttt !!!

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