Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, who will be accepting the star on her behalf, posted photos on the singer’s Facebook fan page showing the hard work she and others put into setting up the 2,622nd on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “They don’t give this honor to everyone, so I’m beyond honored… to be able to participate in the making of it, priceless,” Suzette Quintanilla captioned the set of pictures she shared.
Last year, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the addition of the late Tejano singer’s name to the storied walk that spans 18 city blocks. Actress and producer Eva Longoria, who grew up in Quintanilla’s hometown of Corpus Christi, TX, and also is scheduled to receive her own star this year, will emcee the event.
“Since day one of Selena’s selection into the Walk of Fame, not a day went by that we were not asked by fans when Selena would get her star,” Ana Martinez, producer of Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies, said in a statement. “This day has come and fans from around the world will rejoice in her well-deserved honor.”