Selena Gomez: I Make Mistakes All the Time

June 17, 2011 By:
Selena Gomez: I Make Mistakes All the Time

Being an 18 year old trying to figure out your life is hard enough, add fame and fortune to the mix and 90% of the time it’s a recipe for disaster.

Selena Gomez has done her best to stay out of trouble, stay out of rehab and stay off drugs—but admits she’s not this perfect angel everyone thinks she is.

She confesses being a role model has been extremely stressful for her, but she’s finally learning how to cope with it.

"I never really said I want to be a role model. But then when it happened I was so down for it," Gomez says on the upcoming E! Entertainment Special: Selena Gomez, which will premiere June 29.

"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."

She may seem like she has the perfect life now: success, a huge fortune and an international pop star boyfriend, but life wasn’t always so easy for Selena. Growing up she had a hard time dealing with her parents divorce.

"I wanted a family so bad. I wanted to have my dad and my mom together. So it was really, it was really hard," she says.

"This is a very superficial job," Gomez says. "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."

Sounds like the perfect gig to me. I’m sure she feels differently about the job when the checks arrive in the mail. #justsayin.