“I’m not a Model”, Selena Gomez Celebrates Her Body and Stomach Rolls
At 31 years old, Selena Gomez has already managed to overcome a lot on her journey towards healthy relationships with her body and social media. She candidly confessed about how hurtful comments from people about her weight affected her, how she lied about her feelings, and how she finally embraced her body.
It all started with an album cover.
Selena Gomez has spoken out about the absurd disapproval she receives, which she claims began in 2015 when she appeared for the cover of her album: Revival. The situation became really out of control that she decided to start going to therapy to take care of her mental well-being.
“I fluctuate in my weight a lot.”
Selena has since spoken up about her struggle with lupus and kidney transplant, which both have had an impact on her health, well-being, and weight. When she released her new make-up line, ’Rare Beauty,’ she said in her interview with Cosmopolitan in 2020 “I fluctuate in my weight a lot,” then added that she had to learn to have thick skin at a pretty early stage in her life.
“I am happier, I am more present, I connect more with people.”
After years of struggles, Selena decided to go offline. This has been the case since 2017.
In 2019, during her interview at the Cannes Film Festival, Selena spoke about how dangerous social media is and how scary it can be. The celebrity says, “I am happier, I am more present, I connect more with people.” She also spoke to Good Morning America about how stepping away from the internet changed her life.
Selena Gomez loves fast food.
On her TikTok stories, which was then shared on her largest Instagram fan account, Selena revealed her order from Jack in the Box, which was, “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 she continued, “But honestly, I don’t care about my weight...” And ended the video with, “I am perfect the way I am.”
Selena celebrates her stomach rolls.
In 2022, in an interview, the singer admitted that she had lied when posting body-positive content. “I lied. I would go online and I would post a picture of myself and I would say, ‘It doesn’t matter. I’m not accepting what you’re saying,’” she said. “All the while, being in the room posting and crying my eyes out because nobody deserves to hear those things.”
But then Gomez was able to truly accept her body and love it. She confessed that she is done with sucking her stomach in and increasingly posts photos where she showcases a normal female body and a makeup-free face. “Not a model, never will be,” she said. “Thanks for supporting me and understanding and, if not... go away.”
We admire Selena and appreciate her honesty. If you’re also a fan of the singer, take a look at how she celebrated her 31st birthday this summer.