Awkward growing up in front of everyone: Selena
Selena Gomez’s life has been constantly under scrutiny ever since she started her showbiz journey at the age of seven and the former Disney star says it is strange to grow up in the public eye.
The 23-year-old singer, however, is keen to prove herself despite the constant focus on her personal life.
“I have lived some life. I now get it. My goals have surpassed me. I just want to keep striving. There have been a lot of ups and downs.
“It is really awkward growing up in front of everybody. I am just trying to figure out how to do it,” Gomez said in an interview in Cancun, Mexico while promoting her latest film Hotel Transylvania 2. Her romance with pop star Justin Bieber was a constant fodder for paparazzi but Gomez says she does not regret it and her song Heart Wants What It Wants. “It is obvious I have been in love. I don’t regret anything. I wholeheartedly loved someone and I don’t regret that at all. The song was my way of talking about what everybody was talking about. It was not bashing. It was like ‘I don’t care what people say, this is what I felt, this is what I feel and this is how I am going to say it’. Then I left it alone.” Gomez says people may find it hard to believe but nothing has come easy to her. “I go to auditions and fight for roles. I have to prove myself constantly and nothing is offered easily to me. I don’t think it ever has been no matter what people say or think. I don’t think people have seen half of what I can do but I believe in myself... somedays I don’t, I am super insecure.But I feel I haven’t even scratched the surface of what I can do.”