Happy 22nd Birthday, Selena Gomez!
The lovely Mexicana has been in the spotlight since she was seven-years-old, when she first hit the screen on Barney and Friends. She's been a superstar ever since -- but she's never forgotten her roots and she always makes time for those who got her to the top: her fans!
We're celebrating Selena's birthday by taking a look back at her seven best fan moments:
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After her show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY in October 2013, Gomez walked away crying, because security prohibited her from taking pictures with her fans. “Never ended such a beautiful show in tears because they wouldn’t allow me to Instagram tonight,” she wrote. “Completely heart broken and pissed. Thank you SO much Brooklyn.”
She felt so badly about disappointing her fans that she arrived extra early for her appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman the next day, just so she could have plenty of time to snap photos with her admirers!
Who knew? Selena Gomez actually takes the time to read through many of the comments left on her Instagram and Twitter pages. The superstar regularly takes time out of her busy schedule to chat with fans.
Best of all, Selena Gomez actually cares about her fans -- and their feelings. When one of her fans was being bullied by another, Gomez didn’t ignore it -- she spoke up. “My fans don’t do this to others,” she wrote. “That’s not what I stand for so you can gladly stop being a fan of me. I only encourage love, confidence, kindness. My love, @keylimegomez you are gorgeous just the way you are.”
One of the main ways Selena Gomez shows her love for fans is by posting pictures of their incredible artwork and signs. Whether she’s in Detroit, Minneapolis, Seattle or Indianapolis, Gomez will always take a second of her day to pay tribute to her Selenators.
Gomez worries about her fans -- and she constantly reminds them that they are special and they matter. When a lost individual asked her how she knows who she is, she responded in the most heartwarming way. “It’s hard sometimes,” she wrote. “Really hard, but I just have to be satisfied with the person I look at in the mirror everyday -- mistakes and all. I just try to be the best version of myself.”
Occasionally, Gomez likes to surprise her fans by calling them to wish them a good day! When this fan didn’t answer on the first attempt -- Gomez called back again the next day. Now, that's dedication!
One of the most important ways Gomez reminds her fans that she loves and appreciates them is by posing for photos -- with anyone who asks. She loves posting pictures of her beautiful fans on her own personal Instagram. While in Italy last week, she chatted with adoring Italian fans, gave a special little boy a coveted peck on the cheek, and even posed with Selenators on a Vespa as she rode alongside them in her car!