20 Years Later, Selena’s Story Still Resonates

Twenty years ago today, Selena Quintanilla-Perez was gunned down at a Days Inn in Corpus Christi. The Tejano music star was only 23, and she was just about to release her first album in English. She had an All-American story that still resonates two decades later.

On the average spring weekend, plenty of people stop by Country Burger in Oak Cliff. But it’s rarely like this: people are packed in a corner of this unassuming burger joint cheering for a Selena look-alike contest. The winners were a mom-and-daughter team, who both dressed like the Tejano icon.

Her images cover every inch of wall space in this burger joint. People are clutching old photos, wearing concert t-shirts and others are even in bedazzled bustieres, complete with dark hair and ruby red lips.

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