Selena Gomez reveals that her roots are Mexican from Monterrey

The singer premiered "Selena Gomez: Artist Spotlight Stories", from YouTube's special video series; she revealed that she has Mexican roots: from Monterrey.

Selena Gomez reveals that her roots are Mexican from Monterrey
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Selena Gomez celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a touching first-person account about her origins. The singer revealed that her parents are originally from Monterrey. The singer premiered on Wednesday "Selena Gomez: Artist Spotlight Stories," from the special YouTube video series in which artists like J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Camila Cabello have told their own stories.

In the special Gomez reveals her family's experience migrating to the United States from Monterrey, Mexico; the first time she realized the impact she was having on other young Latinas and her hope for the future of the community. Gomez also discusses in detail what motivated her to make her Spanish-language album "Revelación," released in March of this year.

With her 266 million followers on Instagram, Selena Gomez is among the top five most-followed celebrities on the network in the world.

Gomez, who has also worked as an actress in series such as "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Only Murders in the Building" as well as films such as "Spring Breakers" ("Spring Breakers: Living on the Edge," "The Big Short" and "The Dead Don't Die" will receive the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) Arts Award during the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards broadcast on PBS in October.

The actress has served as executive producer of the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" and "Living Undocumented," a documentary series about the immigrant experience in the United States. Her most recent executive producer and actress credit is the Hulu series "Only Murders in the Building" also starring Steve Martin and Martin Short.