The 21-year-old singer opened up about her struggle with fame to a crowd of 16,000 students and teachers while speaking about youth empowerment in California last week.
Along with Beyonce and Rihanna, Selena Gomez once named Bruno Mars as her major influence and idol. Pic/Getty Images
“I’m surrounded by people who are supposed to guide me,” the young actress said. “And some of them have and others haven't. They pressure me. There’s so much pressure. You gotta be sexy.
You gotta be cute. You gotta be nice. You gotta be all these things. They tell me what to wear, how to look, what I should say, how I should be, until recently I had given in to that pressure.”
After getting choked up, she admitted to making some mistakes. “I’d be lying if I said that I’ve never tried to make myself better by giving in, because I have,” she continued. Wonder what Miley Cyrus has to say in her defense!