Selena Gomez opened up about her journey in Coach’s first episode of its Dream It Real podcast.
In her first big interview of the year, Gomez spoke about authenticity, Disney fame, therapy, social media and more.
“I’ve had great moments, bad moments, whatever,” Gomez said when asked what people don’t know about her. “I always say this and maybe I repeated it too much, but I don’t really think people know my heart because I think that sometimes people may think that I politically say the right thing or I’m safe or I’ve been trained to speak this way. I don’t know how to be trained, like how on earth would someone be training me to speak things?”
Gomez also expressed she wished people wouldn’t judge her based upon looks. “I don’t really appreciate people judging me on my looks or anything like that. I just think that the world today, with so much exposure to everything, it’s great to dress up and to feel beautiful and to do those things. I’m flattered when maybe guys are like, ‘You’re pretty.’ I am, but it’s just—I would just love someone to love me for the person that I am. That’s just what’s important to me, you know?”
“Last year, I took a lot of time off,” Gomez said “I think that I needed a moment to myself because I do feel like I was growing and changing.”
When asked what advice she would tell her younger self, Gomez expressed, “Gosh, if I knew what I know now. No, you know, I think it’s…I am a believer of therapy. So, I think that I have had opportunities where I kinda reflect on the younger me, and I think that a lot of the times I wished that I could hug my younger self. I wish I could have done and experienced a lot of things, maybe, a little differently. But, I…I go to therapy.”
Gomez shared what she looks forward to. “I’m looking forward to my album and I’m looking forward to spending time alone. I think I’m finally, finally, finally at the age where I love being alone.”
Listen to the full podcast here.
Introducing the #DreamItReal #podcast where each week a member of the Coach fam shares how they #DreamItReal. In Ep. 1 #SelenaGomez talks authenticity, social media & more. Listen & subscribe:@ApplePodcasts: https://t.co/VOt2gJFtXt@Spotify: https://t.co/OoE4xBc6eC pic.twitter.com/sW9X8AoGDa
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