Selena Quintanilla, Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez talks about Selena Quintanilla in a recent radio show. She also revealed the other name her parents had in mind for her! EMI Latin / Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Selena Gomez recently hung out with Doug Lazy of Sacramento’s NOW 100.5 and talked about many things, including her love for Selena Quintanilla and the Quintanilla family.

“My dad and mom were huge fans,” said Gomez to the radio personality, reports The Huffington Post. The Mexican-American songstress and actress, who was born three years before Selena's passing revealed that she was not going to be called Selena. In fact, her parents had another pretty name in mind. “My name was going to be Priscilla, but my cousin actually took the name when she was born six months before me," she added. "My parent's loved Selena's music. So, they just named me after her."

The 23-year-old "Hands To Myself" singer, who was born in Grand Prairie, Texas, also shared how she has kept connected to her name. “I grew up and I went to her grave, I got to go to her house. It was really crazy,” she said to Doug Lazy. “And then when I started working, I remember I got to meet her family and I just got super emotional cause it’s so crazy to see how far everything . . . I don’t know, like where she’d be right now. It’s nuts," she added.

Selena Quintanilla
Suzette shares this picture of Selena Quintanilla on her 21st death anniversary. Facebook/SuzetteQuintanillaOfficialPage

The late Queen of Tejano passed away on March 31, 1995 but her legacy is stronger than ever, impacting generations of Latinos.

Recently M.A.C. cosmetics and the Quintanilla family revealed that a limited edition Selena-inspired collection is on the way and will launch in the fall. The renowned cosmetic brand already shared a preview of the first product: "Como La Flor" lipstick.

"I wanted the colors to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage,” said Suzette Quintanilla about the bright red lipstick color. “She has been gone for 21 years already, and for this collaboration to happen, it’s pretty much incredible. It just shows the love her fan base has even though she’s gone; that her music still lives on and her legacy has grown tremendously since she’s passed. It’s a great honor to have M·A·C collaborate with Selena's name and her fans — FOR her fans," she added.

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