On this week’s episode of the singing competition, Elia Esparza from El Paso stood on the nationally-watched stage and belted out Selena’s “Como La Flor” for judges Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus and Adam Levine.
The judges’ curiosities peaked the moment those opening notes that are all too familiar to those of us from Texas began. She gave an impressive performance that would probably would have made Selena proud and by the end, Esparza had convinced Levine, Cyrus and Shelton to turn their chairs.
In a photo on Facebook, the company revealed one of most highly anticipated products of the line, a berry-colored lipstick named “Como La Flor.” According to MAC, Selena’s sister (and drummer for her shows) Suzette Quintanilla will curate the makeup collaboration.
She’s not Texan, but Kylie Jenner might have gained honorary status for how she styled herself on a recent trip to Orlando.
The 18-year-old reality TV star and budding makeup entrepreneur took a break from promoting business ventures like her mobile game with sister Kendall to make a young girl’s day. Jenner made an impromptu trip to Florida to visit Universal Orlando Resort and her amusement park outfit included a T-shirt featuring none other than the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena.
In a series of Instagram posts, Jenner progressively showed more of the full print on her black tee. Boyfriend and rapper Tyga even made a cameo in one of the photos.
According to Instagram, Jenner helped Jodie, the sister of model Jordyn Woods, play hooky from school by taking her on the first flight of her life. A flight aboard a private jet in the lap of luxury sounds like a much more fun use of time than running the mile test at school if you ask us.
The company eventually responded, saying “The loyalty and enthusiasm of Selena’s fans are clearly evident and we love this. M·A·C admires the passion and joy Selena brought to the world. She was an amazing person with amazing talent. We consider all types of feedback like this as we plan our collaborations.”
Selena Quintanilla-Perez became a style icon, often seen sporting detailed bustiers, lipstick and long manicured nails. The singer was born in Lake Jackson and grew up in Corpus Christi, where she launched her career as a Tejano music singer. In her short career, she racked up an impressive musical resume that included chart-topping singles, awards, gold records and a Grammy for best Mexican-American album. In 1995, Quintanilla died at 23 after her fan club manager, Yolanda Saldivar, shot and killed her.
Following her death, Selena’s popularity continued to grow through her English-language crossover album and a biopic film that also launched the career of Jennifer Lopez. Earlier this year, the “Fiesta de la Flor” festival was held in Corpus Christi to honor the singer’s legacy with music performances that included her family.
A Buzzfeed reporter recently made his way down to Corpus Christi to cover Fiesta de la Flor, the festival honoring the late Tejano queen Selena Quintanilla.
He found thousands of fans wearing her classic red lipstick, visiting her museum and buying tickets to a sold-out tribute concert, all in the name of keeping the singer’s legacy alive.
The reporter was so inspired that he cranked out eight lists about Selena in a little over five days. We’ve cataloged the content here to mark the end of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the singer’s death.