Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez accepts Arts Award during the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards

For her immense impact on pop culture and her mental health advocacy

Selena Gomez, 28-year-old actress, is this year’s recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s highly coveted Arts Awards. She accepted the award remotely during Tuesday evening’s broadcast of the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards on PBS. The star is proud of her role as a public figure, and how much of a voice she has for the good.

“I’m just really grateful that I have had so many beautiful opportunities, and to be a voice in the community means a lot. And it’s a big responsibility, and I love that,” she added. “And I promise more to come in future for all kinds of stuff. So, thank you!”

According to Billboard, the annual award ceremony works to recognize “the contributions and accomplishments of Latino leaders in various fields while celebrating cultural pride and the great promise to America.”

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“I want to continue knowing that just because of who I am, and just because of the hard work I do, I hope that it just inspires so many people to continue to believe in their dreams, believe that they’re capable, that they can – no matter what.” Gomez continues to inspire her fans, especially after she has been through such a hard time and has managed to overcome it. She wishes to help those suffering some of her same pains. “I actually think that a lot of the answers I got for mental health just made me stronger,” she reveals. “It gave me knowledge and I want nothing more than to help people who are experiencing the same thing.” This beautiful young actress never ceases to amaze us.

Gomez was even featured in the official promo video for the Hispanic Heritage Awards, wearing a modern black dress, looking as gorgeous as always. She rocked the sleek hair look as it was methodically straightened. The singer has recently been working very hard on some projects. Including her successful makeup line, Rare Beauty, which is sold only at Sephora stores.

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