Selena Gomez Discusses Body Image And Admits She Feels ‘Insecure All The Time’
"I go through weird ups and downs"
Selena Gomez has opened up about her body image and has admitted that she never feels 100% confident in her own skin.
The singer gave an interview to Elle about her upcoming SGxPUMA Collection where she revealed that a big part of her decision to collaborate with the brand was to help young girls feel more positive about their bodies.
She explained: “I always like to have some quality where I bring out the best in a girl, ’cause I was that girl, I mean I feel insecure all the time, I feel awkward. It’s something where I feel like I can connect with them through music, through film, and now I get to do it with this.”
"I get really insecure sometimes, I go through weird ups and downs, but in general I just want people to wear what they feel comfortable in. My assistant, she’ll wear workout clothes everyday. But she doesn’t work out.
“It’s just become a lifestyle, and she loves it. She loves how she feels and she loves how she wears it, and I mean, that’s what I want everybody to feel. She’s inspired me a lot too.”
Selena went on to describe herself as a “risk taker” and “strong.” It’s fair to say she’s had a challenging year, having reportedly been hospitalised at the end of September with health issues in connection to her 2017 kidney transplant.
As for the resounding message she wants to share with fans, she said: “I want to remind girls that they’re perfectly strong the way they are.”