Yahoo! thinks Selena Gomez is perfect teen role model: She’s a Jill of all trades. At just 18 years old, Gomez has shown her fans that anything is possible. From her starring role in ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ to career as a singer/songwriter to her Dream Out Loud clothing line, the young star shows that if you can dream it, you can do it. Oh, and even with all of her projects, she still manages to fit in..
..school and charity work. Gomez has even said that she plans to take some time off from her career to attend college, with Northwestern University at the top of her list… Her family hasn’t come out of the woodwork. In a tabloid world full of Dina Lohans, Lynne Spears, and Billy Rays, Gomez’s family doesn’t find the..
..need to speak out on her behalf. In fact, we rarely hear from her family. And that’s probably because she doesn’t do anything that they need to explain or defend. Indeed, with Gomez, all is quiet on the family front. She wears a purity ring. Gomez’s mother is young, she was only 16 when she had Selena.
That may be the reason why Gomez wears a purity ring. Back when she was dating Nick Jonas, People reported that both teen stars wore promise rings as a symbol of chastity. Gomez seems to have appreciated the struggles her mom went though as a teen mom, thus the vow to save herself for marriage.
In an interview with J-14, the teen said her stance on sex is ‘a promise to myself, to my family, and to God… People say, ‘She’s trying too hard.’ I’m not trying to be anybody but myself.’ Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez are about as wholesome as it gets in Hollywood.
She knows when to be polite. After hearing ‘Jersey Shore’s’ Vinny Guadagnino wanted to meet her ‘if she’s 18,’ Gomez said on MTV VMAs red carpet, ‘Tonight I’m not 18! My mom would kill me!’ But, careful not to hurt the his feelings, she quickly went on to add that she’s a ‘Jersey Shore’ fan.
She hasn’t dissed her Disney fans. Although she’s a big girl now, Gomez’s most recent big screen venture was ‘Ramona and Beezus,’ perfect fare for her Disney-lovin’ fans. She didn’t leave her young followers in the dust like Miley did when she graduated from Disney and made that controversial ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ video.