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Fans who are still reeling from the recent Selena Google Doodle have another posthumous accomplishment to celebrate — she will be immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month.

Fans who are still reeling from the recent Selena Google Doodle have another posthumous accomplishment to celebrate — she will be immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month.

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Dr. Jose Limon, Dr. Deborah Paredez and Dr. Deborah Vargas explain the deeper reasons why Selena remains and continues to grow as an icon for the Hispanic community and other minority groups.

Dr. Jose Limon, Dr. Deborah Paredez and Dr. Deborah Vargas explain the deeper reasons why Selena remains and continues to grow as an icon for the Hispanic community and other minority groups.

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Twenty years after her death, Selena remains and continues to grow as an icon for the Hispanic community and other minority groups. Dr. Jose Limon, Dr. Deborah Paredez and Dr. Deborah Vargas explain the deeper reasons why.  less

Twenty years after her death, Selena remains and continues to grow as an icon for the Hispanic community and other minority groups. Dr. Jose Limon, Dr. Deborah Paredez and Dr. Deborah Vargas explain the deeper … more

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Dr. José E. Limón is a professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has had the opportunity to explore the iconic impression Selena made on history in his work, “Selena: Sexuality, Greater Mexico and the Song-and-Dance Hegemony.” The following points sum up his findings.  less

Dr. José E. Limón is a professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has had the opportunity to explore the iconic impression Selena made on history in his work, “Selena: Sexuality, Greater Mexico and the … more

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1. “Selena caught and made the wave” 

The early 1990s, a time of Hispanic emergence in terms of politics and other aspects, were part of Selena’s success. But Selena made the wave her own.

1. “Selena caught and made the wave” 

The early 1990s, a time of Hispanic emergence in terms of politics and other aspects, were part of Selena’s success. But Selena made the wave her own.

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2. Why did Selena’s death have such a deep impact? 

Selena carried with her the hope and expectations of the Hispanic community.

2. Why did Selena’s death have such a deep impact? 

Selena carried with her the hope and expectations of the Hispanic community.

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3. She was the first

Her outfits, paired together with dancing was unprecedented. Before Selena changed the scene, the typical female Spanish singer would stand still while singing in full-length outfits. Dancing lively around the stage was definitely something Selena put her personal touch on.

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3. She was the first

Her outfits, paired together with dancing was unprecedented. Before Selena changed the scene, the typical female Spanish singer would stand still while singing in full-length outfits.

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4. Selena was a true representation of the Hispanic identity 

With her singing, dancing and curvaceous body outfitted in iconic outfits, Selena was the “whole package.”

4. Selena was a true representation of the Hispanic identity 

With her singing, dancing and curvaceous body outfitted in iconic outfits, Selena was the “whole package.”

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Dr. Deborah Paredez teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2009, she published “Selindad,” a book that explores the ways and reasons fans mourned the star. These five points are what she has learned in her research.  less

Dr. Deborah Paredez teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2009, she published “Selindad,” a book that explores the ways and reasons fans mourned the star. These five points are what she has learned … more

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5. Selena’s death showed national corporations Latinos had buying power 

Companies like People Magazine recognized the outpouring of consumers purchasing their tribute edition which Selena graced the cover of, and in turn created People en Español.

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5. Selena’s death showed national corporations Latinos had buying power 

Companies like People Magazine recognized the outpouring of consumers purchasing their tribute edition which Selena graced the cover

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6. Selena was more than a great singer 

Paredez said in the research process of interviewing fans, she found that Selena was a way for Latinas to proudly assert the cultural identity, since she was “brown,” curvaceous and from the working class. Selena’s persona made her fans feel proud of their ethnicity and where they were from.

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6. Selena was more than a great singer 

Paredez said in the research process of interviewing fans, she found that Selena was a way for Latinas to proudly assert the cultural identity, since she was “brown,”

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7. She died before she dyed 

The tragic murder of Selena intervened with her goal of an English crossover. Paredez explained her notion that the star “died before she dyed,” meaning she was not yet been forced to make concessions to the white majority. Instead, she beautifully showcased her genuine Latina features, including her famous long, dark hair.

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7. She died before she dyed 

The tragic murder of Selena intervened with her goal of an English crossover. Paredez explained her notion that the star “died before she dyed,” meaning she was not yet been

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8. The way she was — and wasn’t mourned — is also important 

The outpouring of sadness following Selena’s death tapped into anxieties about Latinos, Paredez said. “They thought we were too emotional, too many and un-American,” she said. While many mourned Selena’s death with vigils, the controversial radio host, Howard Stern, had an insensitive reaction. On his show, he played Selena’s music with the sound of gunshots, causing outrage within the Hispanic community.

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8. The way she was — and wasn’t mourned — is also important 

The outpouring of sadness following Selena’s death tapped into anxieties about Latinos, Paredez said. “They thought we were too emotional,

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9. She had her own voice 

Selena’s persona was genuine, and so was her voice. It was raw, unfiltered talent. Selena developed her skill relatively on her own.

9. She had her own voice 

Selena’s persona was genuine, and so was her voice. It was raw, unfiltered talent. Selena developed her skill relatively on her own.

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Dr. Deborah R. Vargas is currently an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California. In 2007, she wrote an essay, “Selena: Sounding a Queer Transitional Latino/a Queer Imaginary.” She is also a friend of Dr. Paredez. She shared her knowledge in the following points.  less

Dr. Deborah R. Vargas is currently an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California. In 2007, she wrote an essay, “Selena: Sounding a Queer Transitional Latino/a Queer Imaginary.” She is … more

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10. Selena inspires scholars 

Over 10 authors besides Limon, Paredez and Vargas have made Selena the subject of their scholarly work in areas like Puerto Rican and Chicano studies. This shows the impact Selena had on the country—from race, to politics and gender issues. Selena gives critical thinking into social class issues since she was from a working class.

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10. Selena inspires scholars 

Over 10 authors besides Limon, Paredez and Vargas have made Selena the subject of their scholarly work in areas like Puerto Rican and Chicano studies. This shows the impact Selena

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11. Selena was not an overnight success, her story is a testimony of hard work 

Selena is often overlooked for her labor as an artist, her career started while she was a child. Vargas said that people need to be reminded that she really worked hard. “It took her many years to reach the climax of her career, like a typical middle class family,” Vargas explained. “It’s unfair to think she was her success happened overnight.”

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11. Selena was not an overnight success, her story is a testimony of hard work 

Selena is often overlooked for her labor as an artist, her career started while she was a child. Vargas said that people need to

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12. She was the first multi-media artist of her kind “She is not given credit for being a multi-media artist,” Vargas said. She was arguably the first woman to cultivate the idea of branching out and branding her own style, fragrance and boutique. less

12. She was the first multi-media artist of her kind“She is not given credit for being a multi-media artist,” Vargas said. She was arguably the first woman to cultivate the idea of branching out and … more

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13. Her upbringing, which complicated what it meant to be Mexican-American, resonated with the new generation of Latinos 

Part of her success can be attributed to the familiarity of her being. Young Latinos may have never met Selena but they could easily relate to her upbringing and her influences, which was not entirely Spanish music.

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13. Her upbringing, which complicated what it meant to be Mexican-American, resonated with the new generation of Latinos 

Part of her success can be attributed to the familiarity of her being. Young Latinos may

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14. Selena remains a revered figure of the Latino culture because she broke the color barrier Especially in regards to Latina femininity. “She was a brown girl,” Vargas said. “Since then, we’ve yet to have another brown singer.” less

14. Selena remains a revered figure of the Latino culture because she broke the color barrier Especially in regards to Latina femininity. “She was a brown girl,” Vargas said. “Since then, we’ve yet to … more

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15. The rumors surrounding Selena’s death are “natural” 

Whenever a person dies in a climatic time of their life, there are always going to be rumors spurred by unanswered questions and possibilities. “It’s natural, it happens to people who die in their prime,” Vargas said of the rumors surrounding Selena’s death.

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15. The rumors surrounding Selena’s death are “natural” 

Whenever a person dies in a climatic time of their life, there are always going to be rumors spurred by unanswered questions and possibilities.

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16. Selena’s popularity in the gay community is not accidental 

She developed a fanbase within the gay community not only because Selena was welcoming to all people but also because her performances, like the Disco Medley one, drew up elements of gay history.

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16. Selena’s popularity in the gay community is not accidental 

She developed a fanbase within the gay community not only because Selena was welcoming to all people but also because her performances, like the

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Selena is getting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month

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Fans who are still flying high from the recent Selena Google Doodle have another posthumous accomplishment to celebrate — she will be immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month. 

Last June, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the Class of 2017 honorees which include the Queen of Tejano and Eva Longoria, both Corpus Christi natives. On Thursday, the official Selena Facebook page said the “wait is over.”

Selena will get her star on Nov. 3. 

RELATED: Google creates Doodle in Selena’s honor

Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, will unveil her star in the category of recording alongside Hollywood Chamber President Leron Gubler, according to the post. 

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Longoria will also be on hand to declare Nov. 3 Selena Day in L.A. 

The chamber is inviting the public to join the celebration at 6:30 pm in front of the Capitol Records building, at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, CA.

“Since day one of Selena’s selection into the Walk of Fame, not a day went by that we were not asked by fans when Selena would get her star. This day has come and fans from around the world will rejoice in her well-deserved honor,” Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies Ana Martinez said in a release. “The Hollywood Walk of Fame honor is the only award which fans can share with their favorite icons. Without a doubt Selena’s star will be experienced by millions of her loyal fans for years to come!”

Madalyn Mendoza is a digital reporter for MySA.com. Read more of her stories here.| mmendoza@mysa.com | Twitter: @MaddySkye 

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