Selena Gomez Wins Best Young Actress at the 2011 IMAGEN Awards

Disney’s original television series Wizard’s of Waverly Place may have wrapped up its last season, but the show’s standout talent is still be recognized.  Selena Gomez, 19, won Best Young Actress in Television at the 2011 IMAGEN Awards.  Selena played Alex Russo in the Emmy Award-winning television series, which aired four seasons on the Disney Channel.  The IMAGEN Awards were held August 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, where Selena’s on-screen mom, María Canals Barrera (who played Theresa Russo), hosted the star-studded event.  The IMAGEN Foundation encourages the positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of entertainment media.  Congratulations Miss Gomez for an honor well-deserved!

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