Selena Gomez admits it was ‘shocked and upsetting’ to see how she abused her body in her early 20s
Selena Gomez shows everything in her new documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, which comes out on Apple+ on November 4.
Gomez is “genuinely proud” to give such a personal look into her struggles, but she told Vulture that it was “shocking and upsetting” to relive some of the hard times, especially a scene in which she talked about her body.
“I can’t believe I was watching those things in 2016, 2017, and 2018. That makes me sad.
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I’m glad to be on the other side, but when I watched the first part of the film where I talked about my body, for example, “she told me.
She got emotional and told the interviewer that when she thought back on how she treated and thought about her body, she was “completely upset with herself.”
“I couldn’t believe what I wanted to become. Which really aren’t possible unless you have a lot of money and are willing to spend it on yourself, “she told me.
“It broke my heart a lot. I don’t want anyone to feel that way about me. I really hope not. So it was a little shocking and upsetting to see it.”
Gomez has thought back on how insecure she felt at the time. In a 2021 video for Vogue, she said that it took her a while to accept how her body had changed as she grew up.
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She even said that the 2015 Met Gala was a memorable part of all of this. “My weight changes a lot, and I remember this particular night when I didn’t like how my body looked.
So it was really cool that I was able to work on making a dress that fit my body, “In the video, she said. “I had so much fun giving this dress its shape.
I think that by working together, we made something really beautiful and perfect for me. That was one of the times I thought, and I don’t have to be in the shape I was in when I was 19 because I’m not.”
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She has also started talking more openly and positively about her body in response to the body shaming she has gotten during her career.
She told Glamour UK in June, “It’s hard to feel at ease when you think everyone is looking at you and making comments about how you look.
Self-confidence is still something I work on every day, but my whole worldview changed when I stopped trying to live up to society’s unrealistic standards of beauty.”
Even though her relationship with her body has changed over time, Gomez told Vulture that it was hard to see her younger self in a bad mood. She is also worried about what people might think of it.
“I don’t want anyone to feel that way about me. I really hope not, “she told me. “So seeing it was kind of shocking and sad.”