Selena Gomez is definitely all grown up, and most would say she left the childhood stardom behind more gracefully than some of her counterparts. Proof of this can be seen on the cover of Flaunt magazine as she shows off her womanly side in a bob wig and feminine outfits, purposefully portraying her as sensual rather than sexual.
Getting her start on Barney and Friends before working her way up through childhood on the Disney Channel, Selena made quite the name for herself both in acting and music. Selena made her musical debut singing the theme song for the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place, a show that she also starred in for the four season run of the series. The series was also made into a movie of the same name. During her career on Disney she met her best friend Demi Lovato, who starred in the Disney series Sonny with a Chance. Both Gomez and Lovato starred in Princess Protection Program sealing their bond. Though her music career did not take off right away she continued to move forward with her singing, eventually forming her own band named Selena Gomez & the Scene. The group produced a hit with the release of Kiss and Tell making its debut on the top ten list.
Many critics compared Selena to her Disney counterpart Miley Cyrus star of Hannah Montana Disney channel television series. As we watch Selena grow up before our eyes its been pretty apparent that she has entered adulthood with a little more finesse and style than some of her Disney peers. Gomez spends her free time from singing, acting, and modeling projects by doing charity work for various charity organizations such as Unicef and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. On her journey forward she has left what is viewed by most, her best decision ever by leaving the Biebs behind. With Selena all grown up and leaving Bieber(you go girl!) in her wake she is not shy in admitting that she likes dating older guys and prefers when they come to her.
Selena Gomez was reunited with her long time BFF Demi Lovato as they attended the show The X Factor, a show very similar to that of American Idol; a reunion well-documented via selfies. Recently, singer Lorde critized her Selena’s song Come and Get It. Her response was that Lorde did not support feminism. The pop star herself likes to focus on “girl power.” She has proven herself to be a good role model for girls of her generation; showing that you can be feminine and show that side of yourself without giving up morals or flaunting all you’ve got for the world to see. A few of her peers-(cough cough Miley Cyrus cough cough)- could take a page from her book. Selena has proven that you can forge ahead successfully from being a childhood star.
I am sure that it will be with great anticipation that fans will continue to follow Selena Gomez as she continues to shine on her in life. She has indeed shown us all that she is all grown up.
By Teidi Bishop