How Tall is Selena Gomez?

Selena Gomez is an actress and singer that has the most followers of any woman on Instagram (early 2023), is one of the most recognized faces on the planet, and needs no introduction here. 

Regarding her height, she appears average sometimes and on the taller side in others, which begs the question of what her real height is. So let's find out the answer by finding her height claims, comparing her height to some other celebs, and also digging deeper into things.

how tall is selena gomez?

What's Her Real Height?

After taking into consideration her height claims, and comparing her height to other celebs, I conclude that Selena Gomez stands somewhere between 5'4.5" and 5'5" tall. To keep things balanced, I'll list her as 5'4.75" (164.5 cm) tall. 



  • Given Name: Selena Marie Gomez, 
  • DOB: July 22, 1992, Grand Prairie, Texas.
  • Ancestry: Italian and Mexican 
  • Weight: 128 pounds (58 kg) approx
  • Siblings: half-sisters Gracie Elliot Teefey, and Victoria "Tori" and half-brother Marcus Gomez

Height Claims

In a 2020 interview with interviewmagazine, in response to Amy Schumer asking if Kid Cudi is tall, Selena responds:

SCHUMER: Will you, please? I seriously can’t find any. Is Kid Cudi tall?

GOMEZ: I think he’s probably three inches taller than me.

SCHUMER: My memory is that you’re not that tall.

GOMEZ: I’m 5’5″. That’s average, right?

In another instance, Selena claimed to be 5'6", and various books and magazines have listed her height as between 5'5" and 5'6". 

Her Mug Shot

In her 2021 comedy-drama series "Only Murders in the Building" Selena is pictured in a mug shot, with her looking rather taller than usual, with one fan jokingly saying:

"Selena Gomez is 5’9 y’all, we finally got her height."

Of course, she is shorter than this, but this picture demonstrates the effect of lower camera angles creating the illusion of a taller height, and that mug shots don't serve as concrete evidence of someone's real height. 

Height Compared To Other Celebs

Justin Bieber isn't that tall, standing at 5'7.5", and when Selena wore 4 heels around him she would stand slightly taller than him wearing flat vans style shoes.

They also went to Jamacia together in 2018 and standing barefooted there is a comfortable 3-inch height difference here. This puts Selena between 5'4.5" and 5'5" tall. 

If we fast forward and compare Selena's height with the Weekdn, who also stands at roughly 5'6.5", we can see Selena is in 3-inch heels she looks very similar in height to him, when vacationing together in Buenos Aires in 2017, we can see a 2-inch difference. Selena looks 5'4.5" here. 

Finally, if we compare her height to Demi Lovato, who's 5'3", then we can see a clear 1.5-2 inch difference. So overall, Selena gives the impression of a 5'4.5"-5'5" woman regularly. 

Height Compared To The Most Followed Woman On Instagram 

How does Selena's height stack up against the top 10 followed females on Instagram as of Feb 2023? Let's find out!

  1. Kendall Jenner, 276 million followers, 5'9.25" (175.9 cm)
  2. Taylor Swift, 246 million followers, 5'9.25" (175.9 cm)
  3. Khloé Kardashian, 295 million followers, 5'8.5" (174 cm)
  4. Kylie Jenner, 380 million followers, 5'6" (167.6 cm)
  5. Jennifer Lopez, 235 million followers, 5'5" (166.4 cm)
  6. Selena Gomez, 381 million followers, 5'4.75" (164.5 cm)
  7. Ariana Grande, 356 million followers, 5'0.25" (153.4 cm) 
  8. Kim Kardashian, 295 million followers, 5'2" (157.5 cm)
  9. Nicki Minaj, 211 million followers, 5'2" (157.5 cm)
  10. Kourtney Kardashian, 213 million followers, 5'0" (152.4 cm)

The average height of the top 10 followed female celebs on Instagram is 5'4.75" (164.5 cm), which is exactly the height of Selena Gomez! She has the highest number of followers though, which proves that height has little to do with online popularity! 

Final Thoughts

Selena Gomez is an interesting celebrity because she can at times look barely average in height, and at other times look distinctly over average.

This might be due to the fact she often wears 3-4 inch heels and also dates men on the shorter side, tricking us into thinking she's taller than she is. Regardless, she stands close to five feet 5 inches tall and is the comfortably average height for a young American woman in the 2020s. 


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