Glamour Magazine Interview
"Selena Gomez is having a very good year. Wizards of Waverly Place, the show she’s starred in since age 13, is in its final season, so at 19, she’s -officially graduating from the -Disney Channel and joining the grown-up Hollywood universe. First project? The girlfriend-getaway summer rom-com Monte Carlo, in which she starred alongside Katie Cassidy and Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester. Then there’s her -single "Who Says," which zoomed to platinum status off her latest album, When the Sun Goes Down (Britney Spears even co-wrote one song).”
GLAMOUR: Congrats on your single “Who Says” going platinum. Did you record it with someone in mind?
SELENA GOMEZ: It’s an anthem that everybody can relate to, but it’s really for my fans who are going through cyberbullying and people trying to bring them down and tell them they’re not good enough. It’s even an anthem for myself; it makes me feel really good.
GLAMOUR: The lyrics are “Who says you’re not star potential?” Did anyone ever say that to you?
SG: Of course—I had someone tell me that today! And when I was 11 years old, I had a grown woman who was a casting director tell me that I was not strong enough to carry the lead in any project. Now I’m doing things that I love, and I’m working really hard. I never want to play the victim or anything, but of course everybody deals with it.