Selena Gomez Reveals Her ‘Awkward’ First Crush He is tall, funny and purple. Selena’s first crush was none other than Barney the Dinosaur. So before Justin Bieber and Nick Jonas ever romanced with Selena it was the affable Tyrannosaurus Rex, the handsome man inside the Tyrannosaurus Rex costume, on the show Barney & Friends.Selena recently revealed this on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man show and said “Do you know what was really awkward? The guy in the suit was kind of attractive. At that time you are young, you’re seven and you are like ‘What are these things that I’m feeling, he is so attractive’,”That’s super cute Selena!