Selena Gomez felt pressure to show some skin and 'seem more adult' while she was a child star

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Selena Gomez attends the 2019 American Music Awards. Photographed by Jeff Kravitz
Selena Gomez attends the 2019 American Music Awards. Photographed by Jeff Kravitz
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Selena Gomez felt under pressure to show some skin earlier in her career. The singer was encouraged to adopt and adult appearance in her music video after rising to fame as a Disney child star, even though she was uncomfortable about it.

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"I just did things that weren’t really me. There was pressure to seem more adult on my album, ‘Revival’. (I felt) the need to show skin, I really don’t think I was (that) person," she says speaking about being sexualised earlier in her career, Selena. Selena also confessed that she hasn’t Googled herself in years because of her sensitive heart.

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"I haven’t done that in years. I honestly can’t. I’m strong in a lot of ways, but I think I just have way too much of a sensitive heart," she tells Allure magazine.

Previously the singer and actress discussed her bipolar diagnosis in an Instagram Live with Miley Cyrus. "After years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar. I wanted to know everything about it, and it took the fear away," she said.

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

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