Happy birthday, Sel! Selena Gomez turns 24 today, July 22, and it’s been one hell of a year for our girl. So what better way to celebrate than to review this stunning pop star’s achievements? Let’s take a look.
Selena Gomez has been killing it all year, and we’ve rounded up her biggest moments. In between her incredible worldwide Revival tour, Sel struck a deal with Instagram to post videos for them after becoming the most followed person on the platform, plus she’s spoken in BFF Taylor Swift’s defense about the whole Kimye “Famous” debacle. Selena has also spent the year standing up, unattached, having no time for the Jelena drama that plagued her in the past. It’s nice to see her finally free of that baggage and ready to embrace a new, single-and-ready-to-mingle lifestyle. Of course, alone does not mean lonely by any means. If anything, Selena spent this year having fun with her girlfriends. From her Fourth of July banger to her actually smooching one of her BFFs, she’s made it more than clear that she is an independent woman who don’t need no man — ESPECIALLY Justin Bieber, 22.
Professionally, Selena has been rising through the ranks like never before (#TBT to Selena Gomez & the Scene.) Since the release of her sexy sophomore solo project, Revival, Selena’s new adult image has only brought her record breaking success. Debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, the album granted us with some huge hits, including “Hands to Myself,” “Same Old Love,” and “Kill ’em With Kindness.” But that’s only her musical career. Sel also returned to film this year with a huge splash, landing a leading role in the indie dramedy, The Fundamentals of Caring and portraying sorority president in Neighbors: Sorority Rising. Oh, and we can’t forget her hilarious cameo in that Inside Amy Schumer sketch.
Finally, Selena has really stepped up her fashion game, building on her new, mature taste. At the 2016 Met Gala, she took a fashion risk in a 90s throwback style dress in addition to some risqué tour outfits that showed off plenty of skin. If we needed anymore convincing, Sel definitely showed us that she isn’t afraid to be daring and sexy now that she’s well into her twenties.
HollywoodLifers, here’s to Selena turning 24. Help us celebrate her very special day and another successful year ahead by leaving birthday wishes in the comments!