When Disney realized Miley Cyrus (a/k/a Hannah Montana) was too redneck they hired Selena Gomez.
Texas raised, Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992. Her mother gave birth to her when she was 16. And she was named after popular Mexican singer, Selena. If you don't know who that is, she was the singer Jennifer Lopez played in that movie back in the `90s.
Her career began as one of the annoying kids on Barney and then was hired by Disney in 2006 to balance Miley Cyrus' pale-ness (is that even a word) with some darkness. At first she played Cyrus' rival on Hannah Montana and then became her rival in real life when she stole her boyfriend, Nick Jonas. She then moved on to bigger and better things by starring on her own TV series, Wizards of Waverly Place and dating the kid from Sharkboy whose now famous as Jacob in the Twilight series. She also has a singing career, but her songs aren't as popular as Cyrus or Demi Lovato.
It doesn't matter since she's slowly leaving Disney and moving on to movies just as crappy but with other studios. In 2008 she starred in the Warner Bros sequel, Another Cinderella Story. In 2010 she'll star in Fox's adaptation of the children's classic, Ramona and Beezus. And in 2011 she'll play a hooker in some B-movie. Okay. That last part is fale but it's not unlikely.