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16 Things that Selena Gomez said

American actress, singer and businesswoman Selena Marie Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas, on July 22, 1992. Her acting career started when she appearred in popular children's television serires Barney & Friends at a tender age of 10. She later went on to star in Wizards of Waverly Place, where the serie's finale became the most-watched finale in the history of Disney Channel.

Recently known for music career with 5 music albums, Gomez is also one of the most followed person on Instagram. On her 24th birthday, we feature 16 things that she said: 

 

On being a role model:

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"I'm human, I'm not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I'm already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids."

 

On her experience on 'Barney & Friends':
"I learned everything from that show, so it's just a wonderful memory to me. A lot of people would be embarrassed to admit that they were on 'Barney', but I embrace the fact. I just had such a wonderful time doing that show... I learned what a camera and prop is, and all that. I learned my manners too, so I guess that's a good thing!"

 

On taking her chances and keeping an open mind:

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"The older I've gotten, the more I've learned that I have to open myself up to all opportunities. Maybe I'll get burned and not meet the right people, but I won't know until I do it."

 

On the meaning of success:
"Success is nothing if you don't have the right people to share it with; you're just gonna end up lonely."

 

On being yourself:

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"You can't be afraid of what people are going to say, because you're never going to make everyone happy."

"Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don't be someone else just be yourself."

"I was the never the girl who thought I need to make sure I look like all the other girl. I think you look best when you stand out."

 

On friendship:

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"I've gotten to the point where the label of 'best friend' is so ridiculous. If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world."

"You are who you surround yourself with. I know that's such a cliche quote, but it's true."

 

On learning to let go:

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"You reflect on the people who used to be in your life, and it's like, 'Wow, I can't believe that person was ever really in my life.' But people are put into your life for seasons, for different reasons, and to teach you lessons."

"If you love something, set it free. And if it really loves you, it will find a way to come back."

 

On 'haters':

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"Whenever you have a goal, whether you want to be a doctor or a singer, people will find a way to bring you down. I always tell people that if you have something you're really passionate about, don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it."

 

On being strong:

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"People are going to bring you down because of your drive, but, ultimately, it makes you a stronger person to turn your cheek and go the other way."

 

On gossips:
"You've just got to learn that if I don't say it, physically out of my mouth, on camera, it's not true."

 

On what motivates her:

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"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."

 

On contentment:

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"I realize everybody wants what they don't have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what's on the outside!"

 

(Images by Chelsea Castro and Samantha Siegfried.)

 

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