This Is Why Selena Gomez Hates Being Called “Pretty”

With a massive career, a very public on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, and a lupus diagnosis which resulted in several health issues —Selena Gomez took a much-needed break from the spotlight. Setting down the microphone and stepping away from the camera –Gomez has spent the last year or so healing and relaxing.

Though she’s still limiting her social media presence –it looks like Gomez is ready to start working again. She sat down with Coach’s new Dream It Real podcast giving an extremely revealing interview about what she’s been up to and why she hates being called, “pretty.”

Why does Selena Gomez hate being called “pretty”?

Though Hollywood has a major focus on appearance –Gomez wants to be known for her talent. She explained, “I don’t really appreciate people judging me on my looks or anything like that…I’m flattered when maybe guys are like, ‘You’re pretty.’ I am, but it’s just—I would just love someone to love me for the person that I am. I don’t really think that people know my heart…I don’t know how to be trained, like how on earth would somebody be training me to speak things?”

Why has Selena Gomez limited her time on social media?

With over 149 million followers — Gomez boasts one of the largest follows on Instagram of anyone. However, the Wizards of Waverly Place alum recognizes how toxic it can be. She told Dream It Real, “It is not that healthy to be on it all the time because I noticed with me, I got kind of depressed looking at these people who look beautiful and amazing, and it would just get me down a lot so I just think taking breaks is really important.”

How does Selena Gomez stay healthy?

Taking time away has really helped Gomez’s mental health. Over the past year, she has been spotted on vacation lounging with her friends. She’s also been working on a new album, going to therapy to help her understand some things that happened in her childhood and how to best handle fame. And, she’s also been loving the single life. She said, “I think I’m finally, finally, finally at the age where I love being alone.”

When will Selena Gomez release a new album?

Selena Gomez has not released a new album since 2015’s Revival but she’s ready to get back on the stage. The “Wolves” songstress has announced that her new album will be released later this year.

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