Though it’s been more than two decades since Selena Quintanilla’s death, the “Queen of Tejano music” continues to be a source of inspiration for people around the world.
Actress Roselyn Sánchez perfectly explains why that is in an interview with The MVTO which was shared on YouTube Aug. 25. “We worship Selena because she had the potential, she had to do an incredible crossover, even though she did,” explained the 43-year-old. “[She] was like the pioneer, you know, the one that everybody wants to be that and she did it before anybody else. It’s incredible.”
The singer’s legacy continues to live on with the unveiling of a wax figure made in her likeness at Madame Tussauds Hollywood Tuesday and the October launch of the M·A·C Selena makeup collection, to name just a few examples.
Watch the video above to see why the actress feels Selena still “means everything” to Latinos.