How Tall Is Selena Gomez?

In the span of just a few short years, Selena Gomez has risen to extraordinary heights as an actress and musical performer. Born in 1992, Selena's introduction to show business came when she was cast on TV's Barney & Friends in 2002. Later, Gomez landed the lead role of Alex Russo on the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place. She also was given the opportunity to record the show's theme song.

Selena's star continued to rise while under contract to Disney. She signed a recording deal with Hollywood records and participated in several TV and music side projects while still starring on her popular show. During the show’s four-year run, Gomez released three albums with her band Selena Gomez & the Scene, launched her own fashion line as well as her own fragrance. Not a bad list of accomplishments for someone still in her teens.

A Very Public Romance

In 2011, Selena Gomez began a 3-year relationship with pop megastar Justin Bieber. The teen idol couple attracted the attention of the media and the ceaseless gaze of the paparazzi. Speculation and debate surrounding Bieber’s height arose as a result. Long claiming to be 5'9" tall, Justin was pictured alongside Selena, who measures 5'5," appearing to be roughly the same height or maybe 1 inch taller.

Life After Wizards

After Wizards of Waverly Place ended its successful run, Gomez returned to the recording studio preparing her first solo album, Stars Dance, with a tour that would follow. The album and tour met with limited commercial and critical success, as did many of her acting roles during this period.

A Career Resurgence

Last year, Selena released her second solo album, entitled Revival, along with the single Good For You that reached the top five on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The album was equally successful, debuting at number one. Later in the year, Gomez also made an appearance in the critically acclaimed film The Big Short.

At age 24, her career appears to be experiencing an upswing. She has embarked upon a worldwide live tour in support of her latest album. The tour puts her in front of increasingly large audiences. The pressure is on her as she takes center stage to command the attention of an audience numbering in the tens of thousands.

Although her height is within the average range for American women, her 5'5" frame could potentially present some challenges for her to remain the focal point on stage, especially if several taller dancers and musicians surround her.

This is a professional instance where the use of height insoles could be quite beneficial. Inserting heel lifts like Add Height into her shoes would make her stand taller without sacrificing comfort or stability for all of the dancing she does during her performance.