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Selena Gomez Fronts Time Magazine's Women Who Are Changing the World Issue

"Strength doesn't mean that you have to put on a façade."
Selena Gomez Fronts Time Magazine's Women Who Are Changing the World Issue
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"Strength doesn't mean that you have to put on a façade."

Selena Gomez is undoubtedly the queen of Instagram with over 126 million followers to date. Being the first to accomplish this feat, it even landed her on the cover of Time Magazine.

Time's special issue, entitled Firsts, honors 46 other women who are first to make a historic accomplishment and are on their way to changing the world in their respective fields. Selena is dubbed as the Tastemaker and fronts one of the 12 covers of the magazine.

In her interview, Selena acknowledged that her status now was molded upon her early breakthrough in Hollywood. "There's a trust that I have with people my age or a little bit younger that I don't think I would have if I started [acting] later." She credits her mom, Mandy Teefey as well, for the woman she is today. She says, "She has the ability to make me feel like I was capable of doing anything I wanted."

She also tackled the bitter side of having a strong following on social media which also affects her self-esteem. Selena shares her learnings, "Strength doesn't mean that you have to put on a façade. I think strength is being vulnerable. It's already difficult to get up every day and feel good about yourself without seeing the highlights of everyone else. I hope my fans learn that who they are is beautiful and how they can connect with other people by sharing what they're feeling. It's very personal to me."

Other women profiled in Time include Madeleine AlbrightMary Barra, Patricia BathElizabeth BlackburnUrsula BurnsCandis CayneHillary ClintonEileen CollinsKellyanne ConwayMo'ne DavisEllen DeGeneresGabby DouglasRita DoveAnn DunwoodyAva DuVernaySylvia EarleAretha FranklinMelinda GatesNikki HaleyCarla HaydenMazie HironoMae JemisonMaya Lin, Loretta LynchRachel MaddowRita MorenoJennifer Yuh NelsonIlhan OmarDanica PatrickNancy PelosiMichelle PhanIssa RaeLori RobinsonSheryl SandbergKatharine Jefferts SchorCindy ShermanKathryn SmithKathryn Sullivan, Barbara WaltersAlice WatersGeisha WilliamsSerena WilliamsOprah Winfrey and Janet Yellen.

See all their profiles here.

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