Amanda Solis has always had a tough time dealing with death, at least since she lost her parents in a car crash when she was 6 years old. In hindsight, there was some troubling irony when she auditioned for an upcoming episode of Murder Made Me Famous, the docudrama series this time focusing on Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who killed Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla in Corpus Christi on March 31, 1995.
When she first watched Selena perform on television years ago, Solis couldn’t believe how much her mom resembled the superstar. From the bustier to the high-waisted pants to the beautiful round face and full lips, her mom had the same ‘90s Mexican-American look.
To be counted on and recognized for bringing the singer back to life is something very special for her, if a little morbid. “I can’t believe that [the program’s creators] even came to request me,” she tells us.
Solis came to embody