Grand Prairie pop star Selena Gomez turns 24 today. Here are some fun facts about the starlet:
Selena started off on Barney & Friends, alongside her friend and fellow Disney actress Demi Lovato.
There was going to be a The Suite Life of Zack and Cody spin-off based on the quirky janitor, Arwin, titled Arwin! The series was supposed to star Brian Stepanek as Arwin, Cassie Scerbo (Bring It On: In it to Win it) and, that's right, Ms. Selena Gomez.
The Original Selena
She was named after Selena Quintanilla-Perez, who was tragically killed three years after Selena Gomez was born. She was literally born to be a star.
Selena goes punk
Pop-punk fan Selena, who loves bands like Paramore and Fall Out Boy, once did a duet with Dallas' Forever the Sickest Kids.
Her first kiss was on-camera with Dylan Sprouse on an episode of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
She's gotta do what she's gotta do
To help preserve her voice, the star drinks olive oil before every show and completes a set of vocal warm-ups with her band mates.
Selena has a half-sister named Grace Elliot Teefey, born June 12, 2013.
In an interview with MTV, Selena revealed that she is heavily inspired by Rachel McAdams and Britney Spears.
She graduated from high school in 2010, thanks to the intensive homeschooling and tutoring she received.
The first concert she ever attended was a Britney Spears concert, which she described it to being the highlight of her life.
Happy birthday to Selena!