I probably sound like a total fangirl whenever I say this, but… I don’t even care. I love Selena Gomez. I think she’s smart, funny, beautiful and inspirational to young girls who need a celebrity hero to look up to. At 21-years-old, Selena has yet to attract attention for the wrong reasons – there are no naked picture scandals, no drug or alcohol abuse sagas, not even any drama queen gossip. She’s also very relatable, thanks in part to her on-again/off-again relationship with Justin Bieber (we’ve all been in a situation like that one). I also once had the chance to meet Selena, and she was very sweet and friendly.
So. All of that being said, I enjoy taking a look back at Selena’s career. Remember what she was like before “Come and Get It” and the Biebs? No? Let’s take a trip down memory lane.
Selena didn’t make it big in Hollywood until Disney plucked her out of Texas and had her star in Wizards of Waverly Place in 2007. From there, she became a total Disney darling, making guest appearances on other shows, hooking up with Nick Jonas, putting out albums and going on tour. Now, Selena seems to be focusing more on her music than her acting. But let’s take a look back on the Selena Gomez things you forgot about. Here are 15 videos of Selena in her first roles before she was famous, her interviews when she was still a Hollywood newbie, and even her adorable escapades with Demi Lovato. Watch these 15 videos of Selena Gomez you probably forgot existed.
Selena in Barney and Friends from 2002-2004
Selena and Demi became best friends when they met as kids on the set of Barney and Friends. They literally could not be cuter if they tried.
Selena singing when she was younger
Listen to her little voice! I have no idea what year this was or where it came from, but just listen to it.
Selena in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over in 2003
During her Barney days, Selena had a VERY tiny part in this movie. She looks exactly the same!
Selena during her first Disney audition when she was 11 (probably around 2004)
This is so adorable. We should all be allowed to watch the first audition tapes of every single celebrity out there.
Selena in the Walker, Texas Ranger: Trail By Fire TV movie in 2005
I can’t find much information about this TV movie, but it was one of Selena’s first acting roles.
Selena in the TV short Brain Zapped in 2006
There’s not much info on this either, but… look closely, and you’ll see a tiny Selena.
Selena making an appearance on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in 2006
If I’m not mistaken, Selena had her first kiss when she was making an appearance on this show. I wonder if they’re still friends?
Selena making an appearance on Hannah Montana in 2007
Shortly before landing her starring role on Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena appeared in a few episodes of Hannah Montana.
Selena on Disney’s pilot episode of Arwin, a failed TV show in 2007
Around the same time she started filming Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena also filmed a pilot for Arwin, which ended up never going any further.
Selena doing one of her first red carpet interviews at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party in 2007
The cutest thing about this is how excited Selena is to be at the Young Hollywood party. And the blue streaks in her hair!
Selena and Demi Lovato getting into a feud with Miley Cyrus and her friend Mandy
Remember that time Selena and Demi got into a ridiculous feud with Miley and Mandy (what ever happened to Mandy, guys?). Selena and Demi used to post these cute videos together, and then Miley and Mandy totally made fun of them and everyone freaked out. DRAMA. Drama, drama, drama.
Just Selena and Demi being adorable
Aw. This is just cute.
Selena in The Jonas Brothers’ “Burnin’ Up” music video in 2008
In 2008, Selena dated Nick Jonas for about five minutes and this video happened.
Selena in the “Fly To Your Heart” music video from Disney’s Tinkerbell in 2008
I never saw this cartoon, but apparently Selena did a song for it. This is probably one of the first songs she did.
Selena talking about how Justin Bieber is like her little brother on The Ellen Show in 2008
This was too funny not to post. Before it was confirmed that they were dating, Selena totally dissed Justin on The Ellen Show. A lot has changed since then…
Are you a fan of Selena Gomez? Which of these videos was your favorite? What other celebs do you want to see old videos of? Tell me in the comments.