allthesweetness: Selena Gomez leaving her stylist’s house in Los…

allthesweetness:

Selena Gomez leaving her stylist’s house in Los Angles, CA (Marcsgomeh 2014).

emmajeanstone: Selena Gomez arriving at a recording studio in…

emmajeanstone:

Selena Gomez arriving at a recording studio in Westwood, CA – February 22nd, 2018.

allthesweetness: Selena Gomez leaving the set of Spring Breakers…

allthesweetness:

Selena Gomez leaving the set of Spring Breakers in St. Petersburg (March 2012).

emmajeanstone:Sometimes you have to lie to yourself to get…

emmajeanstone:

Sometimes you have to lie to yourself to get through the criticism, and then you’re in your closet crying. It’s been like that for me a couple of times, but I only want to learn from those things. – Selena Gomez

allthesweetness: Selena Gomez arriving at Montage Hotel in…

allthesweetness:

Selena Gomez arriving at Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA (February 2014).

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]