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Tuesday November 30, 2021

Selena Gomez weighs in on the ‘immense pressure’ from having to be a ‘good role model’

Selena Gomez weighs in on the overwhelming pressure associated with being ‘a good role model’

By Web Desk
October 16, 2021

Selena Gomez recently weighed in on the “immense pressure” she faced when expected to act like a “good role model” for

The singer weighed in on it all during her interview with Women’s Wear Daily’s Beauty Inc edition cover story.

There she started off by addressing the mounting “immense amount of pressure” she felt to become a role model.

She was also quoted saying, “There was this immense amount of pressure I had growing up that I felt like I needed to be a good role model.”

“And then I felt like maybe that was just unrealistic, and my life became very public really quickly, and I didn't know that I was going through my own journey with mental health at the time.”

She also went on to say, “It was really confusing growing up, and once people created this narrative of my life, I realized I can't be quiet anymore.”

“I have to just address what needs to be addressed, and that's me reclaiming my story, which is, 'OK, yeah, I was definitely going through a hard time, and this is why, and this is what I deal with.'”

"Ever since I've been open about my own journey, I have people come up to me all the time and tell me about what they've walked through," she told the outlet. "Or just people that have completely grown up with me, or are exactly my age and watched Disney and now are going to be 30."

Before concluding she added, “I love connecting to people. If I have this platform, I might as well use it for something good, because that's what keeps me going.”