“Sometimes you’ll have moments where you’ll feel weak. They’re…

“Sometimes you’ll have moments where you’ll feel weak. They’re supposed to encourage you, they’re supposed to motivate you and push you.”

marieselena:I look at myself in the mirror every day and think,…

marieselena:

I look at myself in the mirror every day and think, “Man, I wish I knew more Spanish.” I’ll never forget when I was doing my TV show [Wizards of Waverly Place]; I think I was 15 or 16. We would do these live tapings every Friday, and one Friday there was this single mother with her four kids. She was Latin, and she came up to me after, crying. Her kids were so excited, but I noticed the mom, so I gave her a hug and asked, “Hey, are you okay?” And she was like, “It’s really incredible for my daughters to see that a Latina woman can be in this position and achieve her dreams, someone who isn’t the typical, you know, blonde with blue eyes.” And I knew what she meant. When I was younger my idol was Hilary Duff! I remember wanting blue eyes too. So I think I recognized then that it meant something to people. That it matters. Even recently I’ve experienced things with my dad that were racially charged. Most of the time, though, I try to separate my career from my culture because I don’t want people to judge me based on my looks when they have no idea who I am. And now more than ever, I’m proud of it. But I still need to learn Spanish. [Laughs]

emmajeanstone: I think it’s important to feel confident in what…

emmajeanstone:

I think it’s important to feel confident in what you wear. That’s all I really care about. I want to make sure anything I put on, I feel good in, because how you’re feeling on the outside really does affect how you are on the inside. – Selena Gomez

I’ve never wanted to be the kind of person who’s…

I’ve never wanted to be the kind of person who’s like, ’Oh, I wish I had a different life.’ This is just kind of how it worked out for me. I’m at the point where I know the value of my privacy, and I understand how the system works, and once I realized and accepted that part of it I’ve become a little bit more fearless.