Today marks the 22nd anniversary of Selena Quintanilla’s death. Yup, 22 years. It’s wild to think that it’s been so long since the world lost such a talented, inspiring woman who was way ahead of her time. Fans all over the world are taking to social media to remember the Queen of Tejano including beauty vlogger Dulce Candy, who showed her love for the late singer on her Instagram.
In a note accompanying a bustier-wearing Selena, Dulce perfectly articulated why Selena continues to be a source of joy for so many of us.
“I love this picture because it shows you how silly of a personality Selena had… I always think of YOU SELENA! You still continue to be an amazing role model for us Latinas.”
Dulce is spot on! If you’ve ever watched an interview with Selena (and I have watched hours worth), her joy and passion for life is palpable. And her goofiness was on another level. Don’t believe me? Just watch this interview where she jokingly states the scent of her perfume is going to smell like “chorizos and huevos.”
It’s this sense of humor and humility that have drawn so many of us to Selena. She may not have taken herself too seriously, but she definitely prioritized her work. As a proud Mexican-American she broke down barriers for Latinas who would follow in her path. Hopefully we can all continue to pursue our dreams with the same dedication and positivity as the beloved Selena.