Selena Gomez Betty Confidential interview. On singing: Performing on stage is indescribable. I can never explain it to anyone. Doing a live show is hard. I’m tired when it’s over, but I’m dealing with something I love, which is performing in front of an audience. I’m with the people I love who love me back. It’s just a big love fest. When I do my show, I look out in the crowd and know those people are genuinely happy to share that time with me.
Who are you a fan of.. Gaga? Definitely. I love Gaga and Katie Perry. I love Kelly Clarkson. I believe in a lot of girl power. Any beauty tips.. especially how you maintain your gorgeous hair? I have a lot of hair. The key is you don’t wash your hair every single day. I wash two or three times a week. The rest of the time, I let it go natural. As for my face, I do wash before I go to bed. My Mom made me do this when I was younger and it was great advice.
Did you go through hard times as a kid? I definitely had to deal with everything growing up. My Mom and Dad are separated, but they are really good friends. But at the time they split, it felt really hard. It definitely wasn’t easy on my heart. In the long run, I got an amazing stepdad. But at the time, change was really hard.
What’s the vibe of your new album? I think it reflects the appropriate amount of growth as a musician. I wanted to remain youthful on the CD, but I needed to grow. At the same time, I wanted everyone to have a good time listening to my music. This CD is a lot different from my first one. It has a lot more dance tunes. Every track is a dance party track.
How do you deal with screaming young fans? Most of the time when I go to the bathroom in public, little girls will follow me in and poke their heads under the stall. They’ll ask for an autograph and I’ll say, ‘Sure, but can you wait until I’m done?’ It’s all very sweet.
The other day I went to a Sports Authority with my Dad to get his golfing stuff. Dad walked one way and I said, ‘I’ll be fine over here.’ But suddenly it was crazy. I guess a lot of the Dads know about me and they lined up to get autographs for their daughters. I actually thought that was really nice.