Every now and then, A-listers prove us wrong about the real cost of fame and fortune – they show that getting to the top is never easy and that, just as we, they are humans, too.
Sometimes, everything can be too much for them, just like when we feel exhausted with all the unnecessary drama on top of the daily workload.
If you have been active on the ‘Gram of late, you will notice the finest and most recent example of this: Selena Gomez, who has not been active on the photo-sharing app save for some promotional photos and a couple of lit selfies, for a while now.
Opening Up about Her Battles
The songstress boasts close to 150 million followers on Instagram and belongs to the Top 5 of the most followed on the site, but judging by the limited information she shared this year, fans are grappling to find the reason of their idol’s hiatus.
Thankfully Selena broke her silence when she gave a heartfelt interview on Coach’s Dream It Real podcast, where she got candid over a host of things that will surely answer queries on our minds.
Although beauty is subjective, most of us will agree that Selena is beautiful inside and out. However, she doesn’t like being called pretty because she wanted to be looked at beyond her appearance.
The 26-year-old clarified that she is flattered whenever someone praises her looks but would just want a person to love her for who she is.
Effects of Social Media and Her Disney Days
Just as we feel less validated and ugly after seeing so many beautiful pictures of models and influencers who seemed to be perfect, Selena felt the same way, which was why she limited her time on Instagram.
In fact, it affected her too much that she would end up getting depressed and would really take a toll on her for quite some time. She even dubbed being on the platform too much as “unhealthy.”
Meanwhile, social media is not the only thing that bothered Selena as she revealed in the interview that even the fame she earned from her childhood acting days in Disney eventually caught up with her.
The “Wizards of the Waverly Place” alum explained that she used to create another persona as she grew up being exposed to the spotlight, where she would just focus on her flaws in photos. But despite this, the “Kill ‘Em With Kindness” singer is appreciative of the chance to use the platform to leave a good influence on people.
Coping with Everything
With everything she had been through when she was a child, Selena said she is a believer of therapy, something she regards as an important way to get to know yourself.
For her, she learned and understood her childhood better through this process, although she clarified that it doesn’t mean everyone should do it. As time went by, she learned not to dwell on her public image and to abandon the persona she created.