E! Entertainment Special: Selena Gomez

Thursday, June 16, 2011
By Julie Wiegan
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In this special, Selena Gomez, the 19-year Texan native talks about being bullied in school, her relationship with BFF Demi Lovato and superstar Justin Beiber. Her mother, father, step-father, and good friend Taylor Swift also reveal details about her. The most intimate portrait to date of this budding A-lister, the E! Entertainment Special: Selena Gomez premieres on June 29th at 10:00 PM ET/PT only on E!

Here’s what Gomez’s friends and family reveal on the special:

Selena’s cousin, Pricilla De Leon, on the actress being teased at school – “We had some really mean girls in our school and they would just be like ‘oh she’s on Barney, she’s a big baby’ and just tease her,”

Selena on being a role model: “I never really said I want to be a role model. But then when it happened I was so down for it. Once I realized that I’d have a little girl come to [me] and say she wants to be just like [me]. It [is] beautiful and I accept it. I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids.”

Selena on fame: “This is a very superficial job. I sit in a chair for two hours and get hair and makeup done and talk about [myself] in interviews. That’s a very vain thing to do. And I do get caught up in it sometimes. I do.”

Good friend Taylor Swift on the time she and Selena went to the University of Notre Dame to visit Taylor’s brother: “So we fly to Notre Dame and decide we’re gonna fit in. We went and we got all this Notre Dame gear so we’re like wearing the Notre Dame jacket and the Notre Dame visor and we learned that’s not how you fit in at college evidently. As we were walking around masses of people ended up following us. And yes they had to call security but it’s all we have that’s close to a normal college experience.”

The E! Entertainment Special: Selena Gomez premieres on June 29, 2011 at 10pm ESTT/PST.


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