On Friday evening, Selena finally received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Even before the ceremony kicked off, people were crying happy tears. So when the event began at 6:30 p.m. PDT, it’s not surprising that one of that a huge crowd amassed. As a matter of fact, the roughly 4,500 attendees who gathered on Vine Street broke an attendance record. Before Selena, the largest unveiling took place in 1998 when Vicente Fernández, according to the Associated Press.
At the emotional event, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Eva Longoria, and sister Suzette Quintanilla spoke. Longoria spoke about how Selena opened doors for her. “Selena’s voice was a key that unlocked the hearts and minds of millions,” she said. “She was a small town girl with a big heart and a smile that radiated and captivated people everywhere. That small town was my hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. And she was the face I finally saw that looked like mine.”
Suzette delivered the last speech of the night. Quoting her younger sister, she told the crowd, “The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will.” At the end of the ceremony, Selena’s widower, Chris Perez, placed white roses on the star.
If you missed, check out the ceremony below: