Selena Gomez is adamant she is a flop at handling the pressure of fame.
The singer has been in the spotlight since she was a kid, but following a split and possible reconciliation with boyfriend Justin Bieber, and a stint in rehab for an unconfirmed issue in January, it seemed the attention may have reached a tipping point for Gomez.
In an interview with beauty website Into the Gloss, the 22-year-old candidly talks about her troubles over the past few months, saying, “It’s been such a transitional year for me – I moved out of my parents’ house this year and into my own place. Sometimes, I’ll be honest, I don’t handle all of this as well as people think, so it’s been important to really figure out what makes me feel grounded.”
Gomez also admits she is only now realising the powerful influence she has on her fans, and hopes she can her fame to inspire and motivate those who idolize her.
She adds, “When I was younger and running around all the time on tour, I don’t think I took the time to notice how being a woman in my position is really a gift. I want to make sure I utilize all that power… All the stuff that I’ve been living has been beautiful and awkward and authentic.”