Selena Quintanilla

Child star Selena Quintanilla simply couldn't handle the stress of a budding musical career and middle school at the same time. When she was in the eighth grade, her father took her out of school to pursue music full-time. At age 17, she earned her high school diploma at the American School Program.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.