Selena Gomez During The 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards: This year’s recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s highly coveted Arts Award is Selena Gomez. The Wizard of Waverley Place, actress gave a heartfelt acceptance speech on receiving the award.
Selena Gomez Honoured With Arts Award
Kill Them With Kindness; the singer received the honour of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s highly coveted Arts Award. This year the awards were hosted by Sebastian Yatra and spotlighted a slew of famous faces, entailing Jessica Alba, Linda Ronstadt, and Bad Bunny.
She was given the award for her ‘impact on American and global culture through her music, movies but also for her courage as an advocate for mental health.’
@HHFoundation is thrilled to recognize Selena Gomez with the Arts Award, presented by @SouthwestAir, for her impact on American and global culture through her music, movies but also for her courage as an advocate for mental health. #HHA33 #HispanicHeritageMonth2020 pic.twitter.com/jfPCXblZS2
— Hispanic Heritage Foundation (@HHFoundation) October 7, 2020
On PBS, during Tuesday evening’s broadcast of the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, Selena remotely received the award.
Selena’s Heartfelt Speech
The 28-year-old actress delivered a heartfelt acceptance speech, briefly fondling on her journey with mental health and encouraging others ‘to continue to believe in their dreams.’
Gomez started the speech, saying:
‘I want to continue knowing that just because of who I am, and just because of the hard work I do, I hope that it just inspires so many people to continue to believe in their dreams, believe that they’re capable, that they can — no matter what.’
Besides, she continued:
‘And I’m just really grateful that I have had so many beautiful opportunities, and to be a voice in the community means a lot. And it’s a big responsibility, and I love that.’
Finalising her speech by saying:
‘And I promise more to come in the future for all kinds of stuff. So thank you!’
In addition, to saying that she was proud to use her voice for good, further discussing the power that comes with being a public figure.
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Also, Selena made addressed her passion for mental health awareness and how learning about the complicated sophistication motivated her to help those with sufferings similar to her own.