FIF: Selena Gomez
Oh hey there gang and welcome back to MTV Breaks’ very special weekly feature called “F**k It!” Friday - where we celebrate all the celebs who’ve paved the way to success by harnessing a very particular attitude. L’attitude de “f**k it”.
Because you’re never going to be truly successful with the weight of everyone else’s expectations around your neck - you have to stick to your guns and make bold decisions in order to make those dreams a reality!
So who’s name are we adding to the FIF wall of fame? Drumroll… it’s SELENA GOMEZ.This gal doesn’t need an introduction, but we’re gonna give you one anyway. Child star, singer, role model, social media powerhouse, and new producer Selena Gomez has a pretty good CV. Booking her first on-screen role in the TV series Barney & Friends (the first audition she ever went to) Selena went from strength to strength and made a name for herself when she landed the lead role in Disney series ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’.
Selena’s won every award under the sun - multiple Teen Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Blimp Music Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards and in 2013 she won our MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video in 2013 for ‘Come & Get It’. She also has one of the most popular Instagram accounts of any celeb EVER, with 120 million following her from one picture moment to the next. Eat your heart out Kim K.
But why is Selena our FIF Queen this week?
Well Selena’s been a bit of a “f**k it” Queen from day one. In her Disney audition at 11 years old she described how she was planning a career in singing and acting and how she “won’t cry” if she didn’t get the role she was auditioning for. Bold AF, right?But Selena was a child then. We’re more interested in what’s made her stand out since.
Selena continues to say “f**k it!” - she sticks to her principles which has made her a real role model to her millions of fans. In particular, she never fails to speak out about mental illnesses and talk about her own experiences with anxiety and depression.
Her acceptance speech at the American Music Awards (she won Best Female Pop/ Rock Artist) was straight after her mental health recovery break from the industry, and it was super inspiring. “I had to stop because I had everything… and I was absolutely broken inside,” she announced. “I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.” She reassured everyone watching that “if you are broken you do not have to stay broken.”The new Netflix series she’s produced ’13 Reasons Why’ is also making mental health a massive talking point at the moment, especially among young viewers.
We love Selena for not only her “f**k it” attitude in pursuing new career heights, but for never shying away from the responsibility of helping fans who struggle with their mental health like she has.
Happy Friday everyone… and happy Mental Health Awareness Week!Read more about anxiety and how to get help here.
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