The American magazine Seventeen Magazine chose Selena with # 1 Most Powerful Girl Under 21 (# 1 Most Powerful Girl Before 21) and thus, Selena won three different covers, a wonderful photoshoot and an exclusive interview! In the interview, Selena mentioned her friends Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and singer Lord, in addition to talking about relationships, how she felt inferior and more. Check out the full interview below translated by our staff and the scans of the magazine:
This is not one of those old lists. It’s not a popularity contest or a ranking of who has more money. This list is about female empowerment, that is, those who have and what you do with it. Get ready for the new generation of power!
What makes you powerful?
You know that feeling the first morning, when you can not sleep and do not stop thinking about various things? When you are thinking about how you can live the amazing and super fun life you want? It’s not just about the obvious things, like money, or about having gazillion followers on Instagram or be more famous than the T-Swift. Well that’s great, but it’s not what matters. The girls in this area are here as inspiration for you. They’re out there making life happen, deciding and taking tough decisions to live the life they want, and giving back to let the world be a better place than it was before. And of course, some of them are also rich and famous, but when you strip the layer of celebrity, builds his own way, live under their rules and helping others, is about female power. These powerful girls are here to inspire you to achieve your own beautiful, big, wonderful, powerful life too!
The Strongest Girl Seventeen Until 21 isWho rules the world? Selena!
Has a perfect moment in life that we all want in life: Your friends are there for you, every idea you have is quite bright, you feel strong, confident, funny – and your hair looks like you’re walking with a Diva Fan blowing around you 24 hours a day … This is the time that Selena Gomez is having now.
When Selena first appeared on the cover of Seventeen in 2009, she was a star in the ascendancy. But Selena 2014 is gaining its place in the world. His first solo album, Stars Dance, reached number one on the Billboard 200, and she is filling the house to packed arenas in your tour. She is both a fashion icon that is drawing her clothing line for Adidas and Kmart. She heads a film company and is an investor in a cool startup application.Between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, it has 77 million followers. And she is using her star power to help children around the world to succeed – and regularly, just survive – as the newest ambassador of all time UNICEF.
I had the honor of meeting many celebrities who have appeared in Seventeen, but none of them impressed me the way that Selena did. She was sweet, warm, mature – and higher than I thought it was! She knew exactly what she wanted and did not want. (When she said no to something, she did it in such a cool way that seemed like the right thing to do). And dodging all his fame, what impressed us most was his sweet femininity, she gave everyone hugs, shared photos on the iPhone, and we talked about shoes and boys and find love and how to heal broken hearts. She even started crying when opened up about how responsible she feels about her fans. He had a tear in his plastic face. She was real. And that is what makes it the most powerful girl in the world is.
HOW TO FIND YOUR POWER – BY SELENA GOMEZ
Get ready for your big moment.
“This year was the year I really started to feel powerful. I’ve always secretly lower. I was at Disney when I was Miley [Cyrus], the Jonas Brothers and Demi [Lovato]. Although my show was booming, it seemed like I was putting a lot of work and seeing no results. I questioned the way I looked, acted, sang and wrote. I started to become very dry with my music, and I realized I was doing things for other people. So I made 20, I went through a really terrible breakup, and I realized I needed to get everything – I needed Come and Get It was perfect.I wanted everything to be me. I was tired of feeling defeated. All this time, I was so annoyed trying to figure out why I feel both inferior, and I finally figured out that I just was not prepared. I’m glad it took this long to get where I arrived because now I’m ready. “
Learn to say no.
“You can not be afraid of what people will say, because you will never make everyone happy. Girls are afraid to say what they want. So when you do not like something, you have to say. Demi taught me that. Putting this out is only the first step to getting rid of fear. It took me a long time to be able to say what I wanted – even with my parents. I tried to rodeos, but I realized that if I just speak what I was thinking, I’d feel much better. It’s not easy, but it has a way to do this. Just say ‘No, that does not seem right’, instead of doing it aggressively. “
If you donate whole.
“I do not feel I’m able to do enough for my fans. I work a lot, a lot, and I’m tired. But when you walk across the stage and see those people who wait hours outside just to see you, it’s the best thing in the world. But it frustrates me because they do so much for me and I feel I can not do enough for them. “
Find your inspiration.
“Jennifer Lopez is an empire and one of my icons for sure. Beyoncé is also – you never know what will be your next step and I think it’s cool. And I really get inspired on Demi because at 13, she was writing songs about things I could not even understand. She is someone in the music that has been a big influence on me. “
Support your girls.
“I love my best friends more than I’ve loved any of my boyfriends because they have supported me, loved me and always stood by me. Some girls will play you off in five seconds by the right guy. Is not supposed to be. That’s why I love Demi and Taylor [Swift] – they support feminism and love to have that power! I wish girls would stop hurting each other. It’s all competitiveness – in fashion, best friends, and boys, boys, boys! My wish is that the girls should love more. “
Recently I did an interview and they asked me who I thought was coming and making a difference. I said, ‘She does not like me, but Lord’. I will support her whether she likes me or not because I think she is doing wonderful things. I never met her, but she is extremely talented, and she has a voice that she likes to use, and I find that amazing. Someday I will see it and be okay. “
Never change yourself for a guy.
“Actually I talked to Katy Perry about guys who are intimidated by strong girls. I have not found one that understood my lifestyle, support it, loving me through it, and not be threatened by it. It’s hard. I do believe I can scare some kids, because I’m like, ‘I want to change the world! I have dreams! What do you do? ‘But I only know how to be me. I’ve changed for boys, and it does not work. Eventually, I’ll find someone who will like me for the crazy person I am. “
Choose your powerful music.
“I love my song ‘Who Says’. It’s an anthem for girls. When I performo, I have everyone singing to me and I do not sing. I want them to hear themselves say, ‘Who says I’m not perfect? Who says I’m not pretty? Who says I’m not worth it? ‘. Girls feel this is the coolest thing. “
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