Selena Gomez once admitted that, despite her Mexican descent, she does’t speak her mother’s native Spanish, but it looks like the 23-year-old has been studying hard to brush up on her language skills for a new commercial.
Back in 2010, Gomez told interviewers at Latina Times that she only had a basic knowledge of Spanish, she said:
“I practice [Spanish], but I can understand it better than I can speak it. So in a lot of my interviews that I did recently, they would speak to me in Spanish and I would answer back in English. They were like, “You pick it up so easily,” but I don’t want to say it in Spanish because I’d be embarrassed if I mess something up.”
Although the prospect of messing up a Spanish sentence isn’t quite as cringeworthy as , I totally understand where Selena is coming from, but luckily she is keen to improve.
The determined star was continue to keep on learning though and explained she was eager to improve her skills with online software, she said:
“I really want to get Rosetta Stone, because I really need to learn my language.”
Now, six years on, Gomez has shown first hand what a few years of study can do by mastering an impressive Spanish accent in a brand new Pantene commercial you can listen to below:
She sounds so amazing, hopefully she continues to work on her skill, especially because her latino fans seems so happy!
Simplemente la amo!!! y su acento en espaol… La mejor!
— Andrea (@andrixcrz)
i heard you talk in Spanish is so cute! I love you b! With our Mexican Heart!
— Nancy Vera (@liam_nancy)
Omg just saw the commercial en espaol – me encant como hablo en espaol mi bebe – I love when she talks spanish
— Misael Anaya-Villa (@mrprettiieyez)
Selena might not speak Spanish fluently, but you’ll be surprised at some of the celebs who or,
Do you think Selena Gomez sounds awesome speaking Spanish?