Out of all the young celebrities in Hollywood, I think Selena Gomez most exemplifies how a young lady should behave — she’s responsible, honest and positive!
In an era of nude pic scandals, sex tapes and copious drug use, Selena Gomez stands out as being completely different than many of her young Hollywood cohorts. The 18-year-old Texas native is consistently upbeat, charitable and kind to fans — even when they are threatening to kill her for dating Justin Bieber. Could there be a better role model for kids, teens — and adults, alike — to admire?
A few days ago when she was in Stratford, Ontario visiting Justin’s family, Selena took the time to meet an admiring 7-year-old fan named Olivia while she was eating breakfast at Madelyn’s Diner. When she discovered Olivia had left school to come meet her, Selena gave her advice you rarely hear — especially from actors.
“Remember the most important thing is to get your schooling!” the Disney actress told the little girl, who said she didn’t want to go back to school because she wanted to stay with her.
You can bet Olivia will remember that moment the rest of her life.
It’s not just Selena’s attitude toward fans that makes her someone to look up to — it’s also her behavior:
- She lends her celebrity to charities whenever she can and serves as an ambassador to UNICEF.
- Her single, “Who Says,” sends a positive message: “Who says you’re not perfect? Who says you’re not worth it?” Selena inspires her fans to do whatever they put their minds to.
- Despite being a mega superstar, Selena doesn’t buy into the Hollywood “scene.” She loves going shopping at malls, eating at Chilis and being a normal teenager.
- She’s driven to succeed. With a clothing line through Kmart, a TV show on The Disney Channel, movies AND a music career, Selena is a go-getter and an over achiever.
Most importantly, Selena is not obsessed with being perfect. Part of what makes her a positive role model is her attitude toward life. When I spoke to her about being a “good girl,” she stopped me and said that’s not how she wants to be perceived. She said for her it’s about being a good, kind person.
In other words, Selena is not walking around trying to be an angelic creature — she’s just staying grounded. And I hope she stays that way because Hollywood could use more young women like her!
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