Selena Gomez has been on the up-and-up lately, and this year she's finding more ways to make us all fall in love with her. From producing and starring in the Emmy award nominated 'Only Murders in the Building' to kickstarting a belly positivity movement, Gomez is slowly taking over 2022.
She got her big break in Disney Channel's 'Wizards of Waverley Place' and let us tell ya, Gomez has still got the magic. From Barney to beauty lines and belly roll celebrations, Selena Gomez has come a long way in the last few years towards cementing herself as one of the most beloved and down-to-earth pop culture queens, very deserving of an Emmy.
Since turning 30, Gomez's star has only been shining brighter, with new projects and accolades on the horizon. She produces, she acts, she hosts 'Saturday Night Live', she's just made friends with Taylor Swift again, is there nothing she can't do?
After launching her makeup brand Rare Beauty back in 2020, the company generated $60 million in revenue in its first year and has been the recipient of beauty awards like the 2022 Harper's Bazaar skincare awards. Rare Beauty isn't just a makeup line with her name attached to it; it's a movement and one that she's incredibly involved in.
Its mission statement reads "We are on a mission to help everyone celebrate their individuality by redefining what beautiful means. We want to promote self-acceptance and give people the tools they need to feel less alone in the world".
The message is something that Gomez embodies always — she's a true warrior for change and uses her TikTok to post videos that make people feel good about the skin they're in, as she lounges in a swimsuit and mimes the words "real stomachs is coming the f**k back, okay?".
In February 2022, she co-launched 'Wondermind' which is a mental health management space for people working on their "mental fitness" and was created by people who have dealt with mental struggles, such as Gomez, her mom Manda Teefey, and Daniella Pierson.
'Wondermind' was created to offer tools to people struggling with or maintaining their mindset, " it takes more than an inspirational quote to really change your mindset. Even if you see a therapist (which is amazing), you still need to work on yourself between sessions".
When she's not being the proverbial badass that she is over on her social media accounts and promoting mental health management, she's busy producing and starring in the 17-time Emmy award-nominated 'Only Murders in the Building' — the Disney+ series that follows murder mystery lovers as their very own mystery falls into their laps, leading them to investigate via their own podcast.
The lesser-known award-winning show hosted by Gomez is called 'Selena + Chef' and it won Best Lifestyle Show at the MTV Music & TV Awards. On the HBO Max show, Selena tries new cuisine with celebrity chefs which have included the likes of Jamie Oliver and soon Gordon Ramsay.
Plus, we may see her work on the big screen soon in a 'Working Girl' reboot. Gomez has been tipped as a producer for the remake of the 1980s, Melanie Griffith classic. Could she pull an 'Only Murders' and star in it too? Who knows.
Our closing argument? If allllll of that doesn't convince you that we're living in the Golden Age of Gomez, listen up. No seriously, open your ears because she's still making some music. Earlier this year Coldplay released a song 'Let Somebody Go' featuring the songstress. Go listen to it and let it play us out.
What's your favourite Gomez? Ours is 'Only Murders' Gomez.