Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Selena Gomez

Script written by Spencer Sher Selena Gomez is one of the biggest pop superstars, but there are even some things we bet you didn’t even know about her! Gomez examined Spears’ career decisions and even claimed that her first solo tour featured a number of elements directly inspired by the pop singer. She filmed 2 TV pilots that failed. She filmed pilots for two different Disney Channel shows only to have neither of them picked up. One was a spinoff of “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” while the other was a “Lizzie McGuire” spinoff. Neither hit the mark so both were promptly prevented from further production.
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Top 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Selena Gomez


Sure, she’s a social media queen and an insanely talented performer, but we bet you don’t know everything about her. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Selena Gomez.

For this list, we’ll be taking a look at some lesser-known facts pertaining to singer/actress, Selena Gomez.

#5: She Had a YouTube Show with Demi Lovato


Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato have been friends for quite some time. Ever since they appeared together on “Barney & Friends,” they became practically inseparable for years. Thus, it should come as no surprise that just as they were starting to make a name for themselves in the entertainment business, they decided to start their own YouTube series together. “The Demi and Selena Show” served as a way for the two promising starlets to connect with their fans. The videos are pretty rough, mostly revolving around discussions of clothes and how they’re best friends, but it’s cool to look back on them all these years later!

#4: She's a UNICEF Ambassador


UNICEF, or United Nations Children’s Fund, is a program devoted to helping women and children in developing countries in need of food, shelter, and care. To help raise awareness across the globe, UNICEF appoints Goodwill ambassadors to help spread the word. These people are usually leaders in the entertainment industry. In 2009, at just 17-years-old, Selena Gomez joined their ranks – and in doing so became the youngest ambassador ever. She has served as a spokesperson for their Trick-or-Treat campaign and even travelled to Ghana to bear witness to the harsh realities that some of the world’s children must live in. Gomez continues to be a spokesperson for the charitable organization.

#3: Britney Spears Inspired Her


Nearing the end of her time as a Disney Channel actress, Gomez began to wonder which direction she wanted her career to go in. She decided to turn to someone who had been in exactly the same position only a few years earlier: Britney Spears. As a former Mickey Mouse Club member, Spears too felt the pressure of figuring out the best way to transition from teen singer to full blown sex symbol. Gomez examined Spears’ career decisions and even claimed that her first solo tour featured a number of elements directly inspired by the pop singer. Perhaps this had something to do with nostalgia, as Britney Spears was the first concert Gomez ever attended!

#2: She Filmed 2 TV Pilots That Failed


Trying to make it as an actress can be hard work. You must compete against thousands of others on a daily basis. For Selena Gomez, landing a fulltime gig almost never happened. She filmed pilots for two different Disney Channel shows only to have neither of them picked up. One was a spinoff of “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” while the other was a “Lizzie McGuire” spinoff. Neither hit the mark so both were promptly prevented from further production. Thankfully for Gomez, she landed the lead role of Alex Russo on the series, “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Four seasons later, we think her patience paid off.

#1: Her Social Media Posts Are Worth Mad Money

When the average person posts a picture to Instagram, they are lucky to get a few likes and maybe a comment or two. When Selena Gomez posts a picture to Instagram, though, she can get half a million dollars. What! How? Well, when you have over 100 million followers, advertisers start to pay attention. Gomez is one of the most transparent celebrities on social media when it comes to promoting a particular brand. By being self-aware and not shoving ads down her followers’ throats, she has managed to become one of the most popular social media personalities – as well as one of the richest.

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