Selena Gomez addresses critics of her relationship with Justin Bieber

In the accompanying interview, the Disney star talks about the way her relationship with Justin Bieber is handled by the media and how she reacts to it.

“I feel like everything that I’m doing right now should not be taken too seriously,” Selena says. “I should be able to have fun and enjoy where I’m at! So I don’t want to spend my time hiding or worrying about all of that.”

The 19-year-old singer/actress also touches on how she handles rejection: “When I was 11 years old, I had a grown woman who was a casting director tell me 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.”

As for how she deals with being a young aspiring star in showbiz, Selena says she tries to give her best.

“You have this pressure to fit in and you want people to like you. I try my best to be a good person and be the best I can be.”

Selena is currently on tour across the United States to promote her latest album released on June 28.

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