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Selena tribute in Fresno to feature a look-alike contest. All welcome to participate

Arte America, the Chicano arts organization in Fresno, is holding a tribute to Selena Quintanilla Perez, who is better known as Selena. The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Plaza Paz at Arte Americas.
Arte America, the Chicano arts organization in Fresno, is holding a tribute to Selena Quintanilla Perez, who is better known as Selena. The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Plaza Paz at Arte Americas.

Know someone who looks like Selena?

Or someone who can look like the Tejano queen with the right touch of makeup?

Arte Americas, the local Chicano arts organization in Fresno, is holding a Selena tribute night and will include a Selena look-alike contest.

And all are welcome to enter the look-alike contest, including men.

“We are really pushing for the drag community to come out and participate,” said Jemimah Barba, social media manager for Arte Americas. “It’s a very open, very inclusive event.”

The tribute begins Friday night at 7 at the Arte Americas Plaza Paz.

Those interested can sign up at the door for either the Big Selena or Little Selena contest.

“Arte Americas celebrates Selena Quintanilla and her accomplishments as a forerunner for Latin’s visibility and inclusivity in American pop culture,” the Hispanic arts center stated.

Winners of the Selena look-alike contest will be awarded gift cards. Other prizes will be announced at the event.

Those looking to attend the tribute or participate in the contest are encouraged to arrive by 6:30 p.m., when the doors open.

Isis De Luna, a popular Fresno drag queen who can sing and dance, will host the event.

General admission tickets are $12 and children are $5. VIP tickets are $20 and students with a school ID costs $10.

Tickets are available at the gate or online at ArteAmericas.org.

Selena was a Grammy-winning singer who was killed by an obsessed fan in 1995.

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