- Facebook, Selena
Of all the things we could be obsessed with as Texans and San Antonio folk, I feel like our infatuation with Selena is merited and completely normal.
Like, sure we’re obsessed with the Spurs too ‘cause like “nombre, shut up man, nombre, go Spurs go,” but Selena represented more than just entertainment for us; she put South Texas, and our Tejano heritage, in the spotlight and rep-re-sen-ted with some fierce dance moves and tracks that could make your toughest tio cry. And, ya know, she just seemed like a super nice person and who doesn't like that?
Yeah, Selena’s the best, and it’s not exactly a surprise that she’ll be honored tonight with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and that the city of Los Angeles is marking Nov. 3rd as “Selena Day.”
Yass Kween, Selena Day is real y'all. Selena's sister Suzette Quintanilla, who will be accepting the star on her behalf, posted photos through the Selena fan page on Facebook to give a behind-the-scenes look at the star:
Eva Longoria Bastón, who also grew up in Quintanilla’s hometown of Corpus Christi, is also scheduled to receive her own star this year. But, she'll also emcee Selena's star ceremony since the Tejana queen was a such a role model for her.
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. ⭐⭐⭐
You can watch the ceremony here at 8:30 pm local time.