When we think about Selena Quintanilla, we envision her commanding the stage like a queen as she performed for crowds of thousands. Although she's remembered as the talented and fierce artist that she was, it's also heartwarming to look back on what her life was like before she became a superstar, even though we all know she was destined for fame the moment she was born.

As we continue to celebrate her life and legacy, we're sharing 22 throwback photos of a very young Selena that will make you smile and maybe cry a little bit too (and that's OK).

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Suzette and Selena were inseparable since they were teeny, tiny, cute lil' babies.

They honestly took the best pictures together.

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It's crazy to see her at such a young age and instantly recognize that face.

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If only we knew what happened for her to have this reaction!

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Of course she was adorable as a child.

But was there ever really a doubt in our minds?!

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She was known to be a goofball.

And this makes us feel so warm inside.

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She loved her brother so much.

They were a dynamic duo.

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This is just too precious.

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Little Selena is giving us all of the feels.

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If she only knew then how these moments would change her life.

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It gives us chills seeing her practice when she was just a kid.

It paid off.

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She always managed to stand out in a crowd...

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...and she was the center of attention.

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She worked hard as a kid but knew how to relax, too.

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OMG, her hair!

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Proof that she's always had a smile on her face.

If you needed some more, just click here.

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Always ready for a photo op.

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So beautiful, inside and out.

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Her happiness was infectious.

We love that she never took herself too seriously.

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We're sure her friends felt like the luckiest people in the world.

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She looked like she was ready to take over the world.

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Only Selena could make it throughout her childhood without going through an awkward phase.

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Her evolution was flawless.

We miss her so much.