HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC)–
It’s been 22 years because Selena Quintanilla sang her last tune, however incredibly fans from throughout California ensured her tradition resides on during the unveiling ceremony for her Hollywood Stroll of Fame star Friday.The singer got her star on the walk in a day the city dubbed “Selena Day.” At least 4,500 people were in presence for the unveiling.
“Considering that her cosmetics line showed up and her sis and her family are really trying to promote her more, they were lastly able to obtain a star for her,” fan Nidia Robles, of Reseda, said. “It’s all over social media so it’s difficult not to find out about it.”
Down the street from Capital Records and the star were Selena lookalikes who lined up for blocks to capture a glimpse of the event.
“She indicates whatever to me. She is among the greatest role models of my life,” said Sienna Gomez, of North Hills.The Queen of Tejano was simply 23 when she was murdered. A life interrupted more than twenty years back by the president of her own fan club.Fans, like 4-year-old Sammi Lampa, stood in line for hours just to obtain a glance of the ceremony. Lampa even used her favorite Selena attire.”It’s quite and sparkly much like Selena, and she is the very best singer of all,”she said.One guy drove all the method from Bakersfield with his heart on his pant leg. In a hole on the leg was a tattooed portrait of his favorite vocalist. “I am Mexican, but I did not grow up speaking Spanish. You understand, that’s her story. She matured not speaking Spanish either and I think that a lot of second generation individuals have that same connection with her,”Cesar Gonzalez said.It’s a star for a woman still touching countless individuals even years after her death. Those people consist of starlet and producer Eva Longoria, who paid her respects to a Latina who came prior to her. “I’m not going to sob. Like Eric said this star is not only for Selena, it’s for each Latina out there who has ever
had a dream,”she said.Longoria, together with Mayor Eric Garcetti and Selena’s member of the family, revealed it would officially be”Selena Day.”We’ve been imagining this day for a while. The one and only Reina de la música Tex-Mex, Selena, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! pic.twitter.com/cq6UouOVeZ!.?.!— Mayor Eric Garcetti(@MayorOfLA) November 4, 2017 Her sister, Suzette Quintanilla, stated the family wanted to develop a tradition for the late singer.”Selena stated the objective isn’t to live permanently but to develop something that will. And I think tonight
is an ideal testimony of that, “she said.The Walt Disney Company is the moms and dad business of this station.
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