2. She got her start on Barney & Friends (2002-2004) in the role of Gianna. And while many of us cringe at the thought of that big purple dinosaur, we can essentially thank him for bringing Selena into our lives.

3. The most interesting on the list of Selena facts is that she was only 10 when she got her big break. While most of us, or our kids, were making friendship bracelets or playing soccer or mastering geometry, Selena Gomez was starting her journey to fame.