Eva Longoria Fangirls Over Receiving a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Same Year as Selena Quintanilla
Longoria shared her excitement for this honor as a devout fan of Quintanilla’s legacy in a moving Instagram post on Thursday (June 30, 2016).
“I could never have dreamed that one day I would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But even more ironic is that the same year I receive my star, so does my idol, my inspiration, my fellow Tejana, my fellow Corpus Christi native, Selena Quintanilla,” wrote Longoria in the caption of the photo below.
“She was the reason I even dared to dream that a better life was possible. And that that life didn’t have to distance you from where you came from. So many people become famous and leave a place without ever crediting it with the role it played in shaping their lives.”
Longoria explained that Quintanilla’s love of their shared hometown, Corpus Christi, Texas, inspired her to embrace it with the same affection throughout the rise to fame.
“[Quintanilla] blazed the way for all of us and I will be forever grateful to her for not only that but for the pure joy I felt when I got to see her perform,” writes the Desperate Housewives star. “Her smile, her charisma, her beauty put every single person who watched her under a spell. Thank you Selena. I know I will receive my star on the Walk of Fame because you dared to dream it first.”
Quintanilla was tragically killed by her fan club’s president on March 31, 1995 at the age of 24.