Selena Quintanilla: Honored As A Forever Legend

Selena Quintanilla

Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla is among five iconic women inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame at the Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas…

Along with her many accomplishments, the Queen of Tejano music was recognized by Governor Greg Abbott for “shattering stereotypes and expectations, proving the impossible is always possible.”

Her sister Suzette Quintanilla was there to receive the award on behalf of Selena.  Selena was a Grammy Award-winning Latin recording artist whose contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of our time.

Selena Quintanilla won “Best Female Vocalist of the Year” and “Performer of the Year” at the 1987 Tejano Music Awards and continued to win until her death.

In 1994, The Quintanilla family appointed Yolanda Saldivar the manager of Selena’s boutiques. Eight months later, Selena made Saldivar a registered agent.  Soon, the boutiques began to suffer and along with other issues, her devotion to Selena became an obsession and it was discovered that she had embezzled more than $60,000.

On March 31, 1995, Selena met with Saldivar at a Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi, Texas to discuss things. Tragically, Saldivar shot Selena and she later died at the hospital. She was just 23 years old.

After much anticipation, the MAC Selena Collection is here. It quickly sold out on the first day of its release on October 1 – MAC restocked it which sold out again.

Selena Quintanilla

 

The 13 piece collection includes lipsticks, eye shadows, mascara, and more, all named after Selena song titles or terms associated with her personal style.

The legacy Selena left is still alive and flourishes with each passing year. A memorial in Corpus Christi still draws thousands of fans. The Selena Forever Museum, also in Corpus Christi, includes photos, awards, costumes, and other personal things of the beautiful singer.

Selena Quintanilla

Archuleta Chisolm

Senior Writer

Archuleta is a brave soul without wings. She is a self-published author of three books, poet, freelancer, speaker, pen junkie, and U.S. Army veteran. She has a passion for encouraging women to be the best version of themselves. Made in Kansas City, Living in Houston.