Latina magazine announced on Tuesday that Selena Quintanilla-Perez has been chosen as the cover star for the magazine’s 20th anniversary issue in November.
“Her influence transcends age, ethnicity, and class. And, more important, she was all ours,” Latina editorial director Robyn Moreno wrote on the publication’s website.
The late singer was considered the Queen of Tejano music, a male-dominated music genre few believed the young singer would conquer.
“Selena stands out as one of the most beloved Latinas of our generation — that’s why she’s the cover image for Latina’s 20th anniversary — transcending age and background to be revered by millennials, old folks, and celebs alike,” Moreno continued about the magazine’s latest cover star.
In 2016, 21 years after her death, Selena is still making headlines. In August, the singer was immortalized in a wax statue at Madame Tussaud’s Museum in Hollywood. In September, M⋅A⋅C Cosmetics also released a Selena makeup collection, their biggest product launch in the company’s history, that sold out in it’s first day of sales, both online and in stores. Selena was also inducted into Texas Women’s Hall of Fame on October 21.
Selena was killed by her fan club president in March 1995.
Read more about Selena as the cover star for the November issue, as well as a look back at the most influential covers in Latina history at the magazine’s official website, Latina.com.