Selena Gomez may have tasted fame early on in her life, but her memories of the initial days are not so rosy. Gomez told Business of Fashion that she first questioned the fame game when people began noticing her more for her looks and less for her talent.
“When I got older, I started to become exposed to the truth behind some stuff. I realised that, ‘Oh this is actually really hard, and kind of slimy in certain areas. I didn’t realise that certain people wanted certain things from me. My confidence went through a lot with that.”
The turning point came when she was first photographed at a beach. “I remember just feeling really violated when I was younger, even just being on the beach. I was maybe 15 or 16 and people were taking pictures. I don’t think anyone really knew who I was, but I felt very violated and I didn’t like it or understand it, and that felt very weird, because I was a young girl and they were grown men. I didn’t like that feeling.”