Look at me! Becky G, 17, caught the performing bug as many artists do -- at a young age, standing on the kitchen table, putting on a show. Growing up in a large extended family in
Singing in the shower: The Mexican-American singer and rapper (full name
All about family:When she was 9, Gomez's cash-strapped parents moved into her grandparents' converted garage. Rather than mope, "I was like, 'OK, what can I do to get us out of here?'" She started booking commercials, writing songs and posting
mentors:Despite working with veterans such as Pitbull (Can't Get Enough), will.i.am (Problem) and
Beast mode:Gomez has an army of 3.8 million Facebook fans and 482,000
Disney downtime: Before she hits the studio, she likes to pop over to
Under the radar no more: She's just starting to be recognized in public, most recently at Marshalls. "The girl behind the register started freaking out: 'Can you please sign this receipt paper? My sister's not going to believe this.' It was so funny."
Her go-to shower song: "I'm a big TLC fan, so I love singing Waterfalls in the shower."
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