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Affirming, “I Am Perfect the Way I Am,” Selena Gomez Adopts a Non-Idolizing Attitude Towards Beauty Standards

Images shared on social media put unrealistic expectations on young women’s appearance. It’s normal to feel uneasy when surrounded by seemingly perfect images on social media. Singer and actress Selena Gomez says that everyone, even celebrities, feels the need to conform.

We at Bright Side want to tell you about her transformation and how she learned to love her body just the way it is.

A simple album cover was the initial inspiration.

In an interview, Selena Gomez discussed the ridiculous criticism she has received since her 2015 album cover for Revival. When things got too out of hand, she started going to counselling to take care of her mental health.

“My weight is really inconsistent.

Selena has been open about the effects of lupus and a kidney transplant on her health, happiness, and physique. In an interview with Cosmopolitan published in 2020, she discussed the launch of her new makeup line, Rare Beauty, and admitted, “I fluctuate in my weight a lot.” She went on to say that she had to develop a thick skin at a young age.

“I have more joy, I am more in the moment, and my relationships have deepened.”

Selena went offline after years of struggling to make it in the industry. From 2017 onwards, this has been the situation.

During an interview at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Selena opened up on the dark side of social media. In an interview, the star claimed, “I am happier, I am more present, and I connect more deeply with people.” She also discussed the impact that disconnecting from the web has on her life on Good Morning America.

Fast food is a favourite of Selena Gomez.

In a TikTok story that was later uploaded on her most popular Instagram account, Selena said, “So I be trying to stay skinny, but I went to Jack in the Box and I got 4 tacos, 3 egg rolls, onion rings, and a spicy chicken sandwich.” Then, “But honestly, I don’t care about my weight…” she went on. And then she signed off the video by saying, “I’m perfect the way I am.”

For Selena’s fans, the singer has some advice: monitor your media intake.

Selena encourages her audience to be truthful and deliberate about where they put their attention. She urges people to stop comparing themselves to idealised, fictitious characters.

She tells her supporters, “Being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness.”

Is there any way to deal with the constant barrage of unrealistic beauty ideals? Would you follow Selena’s lead, or would you take a different approach? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

Preview photo credit Selenagomez / Instagram, Erik Pendzich/

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