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Texas Beauties Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Selena’s legacy reaches far beyond the barriers she broke in the Latin music world. Her philanthropic work with organizations such as Toys for Tots and numerous charity events she participated in to raise money for causes such as providing school supplies to needy children, made a lasting impact on the community, as shared by Wikipedia “Be strong minded and always think that the impossible is possible”…Selena. No truer statement can describe what this nomination brings to all those who adored and admired this legend of our time.

Eva Longoria

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Photo: Facebook/EvaLongoria/photos

Another Texas sweetheart and nominee to receive her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017 is actress and active philanthropist, Eva Longoria Baston. Longoria took to her Facebook page and shared the following statement-“OMG I’m so honored to be receiving a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! I remember moving to Hollywood nearly 20 years ago and going straight to the iconic street and looking at the stars saying “I wanna have a star on this street one day!”

She also gave an endearing tribute to her idol Selena by sharing the following-“I could never have dreamed that one day I would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But even more ironic is that the same year I receive my star, so does my idol, my inspiration, my fellow Tejana, my fellow Corpus Christi native, Selena Quintanilla. She was the reason I even dared to dream that a better life was possible.”

Longoria is not only a major player in contributions to Television and Motion Pictures but her philanthropic work is to be commended. “She founded the Eva Longoria Foundation in 2012 to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship,” states her foundation website. “She also co-founded Eva’s Heroes, a San Antonio nonprofit that benefits developmentally disabled children, and serves as a spokesperson for Padres Contra el Cancer, an organization supporting Latino families who have children with cancer.” She has received numerous awards and accolades for her philanthropy, which made her a perfect choice to be added to the distinguished group of star-studded recipients on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Nomination Process

Hollywood Walk of Fame
Photo: Courtesy of Hollywood Walk of Fame/ HCOC/Bob Freeman