Over 20 years after her death, Selena Quintanilla will finally be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place on November 3, which will be proclaimed as “Selena Day” in Los Angeles. The late singer’s family, actress Eva Longoria and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti are scheduled to attend the Hollywood event in front of the Capitol Records building.
VIEW GALLERY Selena will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in November Photo: Grosby Group
Selena’s sister Suzette praised her sister’s posthumous honor in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "This day is finally becoming a reality and we cannot be happier. We are grateful Selena's life has been an inspiration to so many and we hope it will continue to encourage people to follow their dreams," she said. "I'm certain she would've been extremely proud and happy to receive this honor." "Selena's fans will be showing love and will be excited to be a part of this magical moment in time honoring my sister that will only happen once," Suzette added. "Get ready, Hollywood, for the most amazing fans ever!!"
According to E! News, it was announced in 2016 that Selena and Eva Longoria would be receiving stars. In June of 2016, the Desperate Housewives alum took to her Instagram to pen a tribute to the Como la Flor singer. "I could never have dreamed that one day I would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But even more ironic is that the same year I receive my star, so does my idol, my inspiration, my fellow Tejana, my fellow Corpus Christi native, Selena Quintanilla," Eva wrote. "She was the reason I even dared to dream that a better life was possible. And that that life didn't have to distance you from where you came from. So many people become famous and leave a place without ever crediting it with the role it played in shaping their lives."
The actress continued, "Selena was proud of being from Corpus Christi, Texas. And that made me proud to be from Corpus. She blazed the way for all of us and I will be forever grateful to her for not only that but for the pure joy I felt when I got to see her perform. Her smile, her charisma, her beauty put every single person who watched her under a spell. Thank you Selena. I know I will receive my star on the Walk of Fame because you dared to dream it first. ⭐⭐⭐ ."
VIEW GALLERY Selena's sister will attend the Hollywood ceremony along with actress Eva Longoria Photo: Getty Images for Madame Tussauds New York
Selena was killed in 1995 by one of her fans. Suzette opened up to HOLA! USA earlier this year about her late sister's legacy. “She was beautiful, she was talented, she had this way of being able to captivate you when she performed and on top of that she had this really amazing personality,” she said. “[Selena] was so down to earth and I think that people can relate to that. And unfortunately people can relate to the fact that she was taken way too soon, she was murdered, I think it just plays a small factor in the fact of why we are still talking about her today."