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    13 Things Selena Did Before Every Other Celebrity

    Selena Quintanilla, obviously. Is there anyone else?

    1. The white blouse with jeans look.

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    Selena (Quintanilla-Pérez, not Gomez) was wearing this casual look – which makes it seem like she just grabbed the first shirt and jeans she could find – way back in the nineties.

    2. Bralettes

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    Going onstage with a super fancy bra, covered in sparkles, chains, and fringe is nothing new. The Queen of Tex-Mex was already stylishly doing it to the rhythm of "El Chico del Apartamento 512" in 1994.

    3. Bangs

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    Surprise! Zooey Deschanel didn't invent bangs! And even though it wasn't her signature look, Selena experimented with them (and looked great in them) back when Zooey was still a teenager.

    4. Jumpsuits

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    It's very common to see Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga (and almost everyone else these days) on stage in these suits. But if you're a fan of the Tejano singer, you'll recall that she was wearing them a loooong time ago.

    5. Mom jeans

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    These jeans (characterized by how far they go up the waist) have sort of come back into style, but they're nothing new. They're a throwback to the '80s and '90s – a time when Selena wore them unironically to show off her curves.

    6. Beehive hairdos

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    Celebrities (and aunts at graduation parties) are wearing this iconic style a lot these days, but it was Selena who invented the 8-inch beehive. OK, fine... she didn't really invent them, but she really pulled them off.

    7. Chokers

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    Chokers have made a huge comeback since their first bout of popularity back in the '90s. But don't forget that they were an element of the more goth looks Selena had back in her time.

    8. Stripes

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    The striped top has been a fashion staple for decades. In fact, you've probably got a striped shirt just like Selena's in your closet right now! She was a pioneer of that look before you were probably even born.

    9. Shiny silver dresses

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    Do you remember that Met Gala where it seemed like every famous person was posing for photos in metallic dresses? That's right, you guessed it! Selena did it first in the video for "No Me Queda Más", a song which has definitely made you cry a few times if you're a fan of the singer.

    10. Big Hair

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    Selena didn't invent this look by any means, but it definitely suited her!

    11. Red leather jackets

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    Listen, there's no denying Michael Jackson's part in popularizing the red leather jacket, but the Tejano singer was wearing them well over a decade ago... well before any of these modern pop stars discovered the look.

    12. Animal print

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    Selena Quintanilla did what she wanted, mixed styles and cultures, and of course, wore animal print like only she could.

    13. And finally, she was just proud of her body and who she was.



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