Former Disney Channel star Selena Gomez, whose album Stars Dance recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, admits that she wasn't always the self-assured ball of confidence that she is now.
“I was actually really shy as a child," Sel told i-D magazine. "My first audition did not go well. I was very awkward."
Since her audition days, Selena has come a long way, overcoming her shyness.
"[My first audition] was in front of a bunch of suits at Disney and I definitely felt I blew it. It took me a long time to let go.”
But let go, she has! Selena has grown up into a lovely, confident young woman who's been embracing her maturity through her latest music. "Genuinely, the whole record is me being a woman and wanting to explore that and being comfortable in my skin and my body, and exuding confidence," she has said.
It's obvious Sel's grown up and gotten over her shyness. We think Selena is great at exuding confidence to her fans, which is one of the traits that makes her such a great role model!
Take a cue from Selena: if she can do away with her shyness, you can too!
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