If there’s one thing that’s clear in the digital age, it’s that nobody can escape their embarrassing past, especially celebrities. Recently, the unedited behind the scenes footage of some of our favorite Disney Channel stars doing promos for the channel made their way around the internet and now Selena Gomez’s audition tape for Wizards of Waverly Place has resurfaced on YouTube.
The eleven(!)-year-old Gomez looks adorable as she auditions for Disney Channel casting directors. While Wizards of Waverly Place wouldn’t air until a few years later, Gomez appeared on Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Hannah Montana before scoring a show of her own.
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While Gomez comes across as sweet and adorable to the casting directors, she quickly becomes the Alex Russo we all know and love as soon as she begins reading lines. Even at eleven, Gomez possess the Russo spark that made Wizards of Waverly Place so successful.
While the series ended in 2013 with a Disney Channel Original Movie, Gomez and costar David Henrie recently reunited and speculated about what their characters are up to now and also talked about making more Wizards. This mini reunion created excitement for fans, who are desperate to see Wizards return.
Of Alex, Gomez believes she’s still figuring things out for herself, saying,
As for Justin, Alex’s older brother, Gomez and Henrie thought he was married to a centaur with fifteen children.
While we can’t believe it’s been so long since Wizards was on air, we love seeing how adorable and talented Gomez was, even at such a young age. Keep slaying Selena!