Eva Longoria Pens Touching Message About Selena & Her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Eva Longoria Pens Touching Message About Selena & Her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
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In case you haven't heard the incredible news: Selena Quintanilla and Eva Longoria are both getting stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017!

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The Devious Maids producer, who moved to Los Angeles 20 years ago to pursue her dreams of being an actress, was elated over the news. "OMG I'm so honored to be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! I remember moving to Hollywood nearly 20 years ago and going straight to the iconic street and look at the stars and saying 'I wanna have a star on this street one day!'" Longoria said in a statement on Wednesday.

"I remember it so clear, I was on the corner of La Brea and Hollywood Blvd. Thank you to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for making this dream of mine come true! What makes this even sweeter is that I stand side by side with my idol Selena Quintanilla! Corpus girls representing!"

Earlier today, the Texas beauty took to Instagram to share a very special message dedicated to her idol, Selena, and the announcement that they'd be receiving the distinct honor the same year.

"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," the 41-year-old actress wrote. "So many people become famous and leave a place without ever crediting it with the role it played in shaping their lives."

She continued, "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."

Longoria's words certainly echo the sentiments of so many of us everywhere. We couldn't prouder to call these women fellow Latinas, and we certainly have looked up to them for as long as we can remember.

Selena must be looking down smiling...

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Check out Longoria's post below:

 

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. ⭐⭐⭐

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