Kirstin Says: Selena Gomez Is The Perfect Role Model!

Fri, June 3, 2011 8:10pm EST by 28 Comments

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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kiki torres

Posted at 10:32 AM on May 1, 2014  

hoes these days

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tia abbas

Posted at 1:26 PM on April 16, 2014  

you are all wrong shes an amazing role model and i love her no matter what love you selena xoxo tia

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anomous person

Posted at 1:06 PM on March 18, 2013  

EVERYONE makes mistakes so it doesn’t make them a badf roll model.

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b

Posted at 7:41 AM on June 21, 2011  

first of all, coming from me as an 18 year old, all of those criticisng selena gomez, since when have you guys been perfect teenagers? kissing on the beach? i didn’t last recall that being overly sexual. Miley Cyrus on the other hand is free to be a teenager too, doing normal teenage things although she has forgotten the extent to which she has an influence on young children so instead of having a dramatic change into slutty wear, she should have gradually made that change acceptin that she is a role model for thousands of children all over the world. To me, Selena Gomez is being a good role model, and not trying hard to be perfect, sometimes you need to accept that people are good and reflect it. So for that she deserves praise not hate.

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xanter

Posted at 3:20 AM on June 8, 2011  

NO SHE’S NOT!!!

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Duy Bui

Posted at 1:24 PM on January 28, 2013  

Yes ‘xanter’, she is a fantastic role model

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meeee!!!!!

Posted at 11:40 PM on May 22, 2013  

YUHHUH!!!!!!!!

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OLYMPIC FAN

Posted at 1:44 AM on June 6, 2011  

THE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST MARY LOU RETTON IS STILL THE PERFECT ROLE MODEL IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!

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Sarah

Posted at 9:12 PM on June 5, 2011  

What the hell? She’s running around practically having sex with beiber infront of cameras and yet you still want to call her a good role model? Well my god, you people really are stupid. When Miley does it shes “Not acting her age” but when Selena does it she’s “Being a teenager” what type of sick crap is that?

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valdone

Posted at 12:14 PM on June 5, 2011  

good role model????!!!!! how can you say that??? she is encouraging justin bieber to diss his fans,ahe has sex with him when he is a bit too young for that!,and she has innapropriate images of her and justin at the beach and you say that she is a good rolemodel??if this happened to miley cyrus there would be i articles everywhere saying that she is bad,innapropriate and not at all acceptable!!! but when this happens to selena you represent her as a good role model???SHOCKED!!!.

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OLYMPIC FAN

Posted at 8:58 AM on June 5, 2011  

THE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST MARY LOU RETTON IS STILL THE PERFECT ROLE MODEL IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!

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shannon

Posted at 9:20 PM on June 4, 2011  

Good lord people. You act like shes 10 years older than he is. she is less than 2 years older. Go get a life.

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JelenaSupporter

Posted at 1:21 PM on June 4, 2011  

I dont like Selena but I agree she does make a good role model :).NO HATE!

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OLYMPIC FAN

Posted at 12:22 PM on June 4, 2011  

MARY LOU RETTON IS STILL THE PERFECT ROLE MODEL IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!

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Olivia

Posted at 7:00 PM on June 3, 2011  

I completely agree! She’s wonderful, and we need more young women like her in Hollywood.

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fh

Posted at 3:52 PM on June 3, 2011  

miley cyrus had achieved a lot more than her and has acted more like a girl her age than selena has, yet she is voted the worst role model, i dont personally see this whole big deal about selena, if your looking for a good role model look for someone more interesting like kristen stewart, kate whinslet or reese witherspoon, everyone has there own opinion on who a role model is

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Jessalyn

Posted at 5:57 PM on June 3, 2011  

agreed :)

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Cathy

Posted at 7:07 PM on June 3, 2011  

Miley hasn’t achieved any more than Selena has. And I don’t see what’s so ‘acted like a girl her age’ about Miley. I don’t act a thing like Miley, and I don’t know anyone who does.

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fh

Posted at 12:35 PM on June 4, 2011  

mile has achieved a lot more than selena, she has sold so many more albums/ records than her, has been in more films and has been successful in them, and the reason i dont see anything wrong with her is because all the girls my age have been drinking from they were about 14, going out when they were that age and wearing a hell of a lot worse than miley thats why i think she is just acting like the way a teenager does.

 
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Michelle

Posted at 10:49 AM on June 4, 2011  

I have to disagree with you a little bit about Kristen Stewart being “interesting” but what you said about miley and selena is so true. Selena Gomez is a BORE and when she tries not to be (i.e. the recent beach photos of her and Justin Bieber) the situation just becomes strange or unacceptable. While I do not believe that Selena Gomez is a terrible person because of those photos, I still wouldn’t say that she is the “perfect role model” like the people at Hollywood Life seem to think she is #crazies

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fh

Posted at 12:39 PM on June 4, 2011  

thanks, but yeah i agree with you too i dont see anything wrong with selenas photos but i just dont think she is best of role models because i agree with u i think she is a complete bore and i dont think she has much of personality, and she tries to hard to be perfect, but shes not, i just personally dont really like the girl, and i think everyone has there opinion on kristen, she seems to be one of them people you either love or hate, and i love her because shes so normal, shes not afraid to be herself, she doesnt like wearin heels all the time, doesnt like being glamorous all the time yet i think she always looks gorgeous. but everyone is entitled to there own opinion on her :D

 
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Gabi

Posted at 3:51 PM on June 3, 2011  

You REALLY believe that she is the perfect role model after all those beach pictures of her justin came out?!?!? I’m appalled. If it were Miley Cyrus who had photos like that, a week later an article would come out about how she is the worst role model for children and teens… Sorry, but you people at HL are CRAZY.

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Alisha

Posted at 4:44 PM on June 3, 2011  

That’s so true. I agree 100%

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J.

Posted at 3:02 PM on June 3, 2011  

SHE’S A PEDOPHILE! THE GIRL NEEDS SOME MENTAL HELP! PROMISE RING REMOVAL IS BS! SHE’S A LYING PEDOPHILE! HA HA!

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galey

Posted at 3:02 PM on June 3, 2011  

Selena is a good role model but I was a little disappointed in her letting Bieber grope her behind in a PDA, thought it was a little toooo much. I also think TAYLOR SWIFT is the BEST role model of all.

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Konpal

Posted at 2:34 PM on June 3, 2011  

I think she is the best role-model.

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david b conway

Posted at 6:40 PM on February 3, 2013  

selena gomez did admit that she is not perfect and not to be so perfect role model she did say that her self just by selena gomez , love david conway

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david b conway

Posted at 6:52 PM on February 3, 2013  

page 2 / and how about her motion picture of spring breaker , and selena gomez did told her little fan,s and the parent,s not to watch her motion picture at all , and she is not respectful just to walt disney production company not to do the second sequel motion picture of her old tv show , and she hate,s her old image on television and she like,s to make a fit about it , she is a bad disney role model , love david conway

 
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