Selena Quintanilla Earns Spot In The Texas Women’s Hall Of Fame

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More than two decades after her passing, Selena Quintanilla continues to inspire generations of fans. The late Queen of Tejano singer was recently inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame along with four other iconic women.

In addition to Selena’s many other accomplishments, the Texas Governor’s commission recognized the singer for “shattering stereotypes and expectations, proving the impossible is always possible.”

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Selena’s older sister Suzette Quintanilla was there to receive the award on behalf of her family. “My sister once said that the goal isn’t to love forever, but to create something that will. Today is a testament to those words,” she said. “As you all know, Selena was such a unique person who embodied so much for being so young. Selena was a very kind and caring person that had an infectious smile and laughter.”

Suzette also expressed how honored her sister would have been to accept the award and to know that her music still impacts fans in a positive way. “I feel very proud in knowing there’s a new generation who has embraced and looked up to her as a role model,” she added. “I know my sister would be ecstatic to be accepting this award that’s so empowering for women.”

Following the award ceremony, the singer’s official Facebook page released a statement along with pictures from the event. “More than two decades after her death, she is still known by one name, Selena. Young Latinas not only saw themselves in Selena, they saw that beauty begins within,” the statement read.

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In the past year, the late singer has been stacking up her posthumous accomplishments. In addition to her latest induction, the “Como la Flor” singer also received a MAC cosmetics line, inspired by some of her signature ’80s looks. The collection sold out in a matter of hours, according to reports.