Selena Gomez is featured in The Hollywood Reporter‘s Hottest Young Latinos in Entertainment: The 20-year-old Disney pop princess, of Mexican and Italian heritage, got her start in 2007 on the Disney Channel hit Wizards of Waverly Place. She traded in her squeaky-clean image for a frisky role alongside James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens in Spring Breakers,
..which debuted at the Venice Film Festival in September, and saw her 2011 album, When the Sun Goes Down, peak at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. Gomez’s next album, which will include songs written by boyfriend Justin Bieber, is due in 2013.
Lovato has had her share of tabloid drama, including a 2010 stint in a treatment facility for an eating and self- injury disorder. Proving she’s better than ever, Lovato, 20, just finished a tour with pop rockers Hot Chelle Rae and joined The X-Factor as a judge for its second season.
After breaking into acting in 2008 with Disney’s Camp Rock (alongside the Jonas Brothers), Lovato, who has Mexican roots, went on to star in Sonny With a Chance, promoting a music career that includes three albums and sales of 1.3 million units. Also featured: Camilla Belle, Victoria Justice & Alexa Vega.
Pattie Mallette said Selena is a ‘sweetheart’. Via @LRookieBiebs.