The untold truth of Selena’s sister
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since the “Queen of Tejano” music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, was murdered in Texas at the age of 23. March 31, 2020, marked the anniversary, and, as CNN reports, her impact on music and fashion is as strong as ever.
As the world remembers Selena and her incredible legacy, her sister Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga, is also honoring her late sister. In tribute of the milestone anniversary of her death, Quintanilla Arriaga and MAC Cosmetics are launching a new line, the Selena La Reina Collection, according to E! News. The collection will be available on April 21, 2020 (online pre-sale begins on April 6, 2020!)
This is the second line Quintanilla Arriaga has created with MAC in memory of her sister, Selena. The first collection was unveiled in 2016 and was a huge success, per E! News, and only helps prove how powerful the singer’s legacy really is. Her fans camped out overnight to score products, per the Chicago Tribune.
“When I was sitting with the MAC team the night before the Selena launch event in Corpus Christi, TX [in 2016], I told them we would be working together one day again soon,” Quintanilla Arriaga told Elle. “I am forever grateful to MAC for allowing me to bring my creative vision to life for this collection and being able to share what I felt would celebrate my sister’s 25th Anniversary.”
Suzette Quintanilla has dedicated her life to honoring Selena
Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga remembers her sister Selena Quintanilla-Pérez fondly. “Selena and I rarely fought,” Quintanilla Arriaga said in an interview on Power 106’s The Cruz Show (via Hip Latina). “I know I am a lot bigger than her so we never fought about clothes or shoes or stuff like that. Most sisters argue about stuff like that.”
On Nov. 3, 2017, Selena was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. According to USA Today, the star was placed in front of the Capitol Records’ building, a place of significance for the singer and her family band, Selena y Los Dinos, since it was a place they visited often after signing with EMI Latin back in 1989.
Quintanilla Arriaga was asked to come help build the star ahead of the ceremony. “They don’t give this honor to everyone, so I’m beyond honored to be able to participate in the making of it, priceless,” she said in a Facebook post (via The Caller Times).
The Hollywood event had a record-breaking 4,500 fans attend and Quintanilla Arriaga was thrilled that her late sister’s legacy was being discovered by a new generation.
“(Latinos) we are here to stay and Selena is a perfect example that we can succeed as long as we put in hard work,” Quintanilla Arriaga said at the ceremony according to USA Today. “Selena said the goal isn’t to live forever but to create something that will and tonight is a perfect testament of that.”
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