Anybody who has been on social media can agree that these popular online platforms are forcing many women and girls to attain unrealistic beauty standards. You just have to look at the kind of social media images online users adore.
Many flawless photographs are extensively edited to show that perfect beauty entails having flawless skin and trim figures.
The pressure does not just affect ordinary girls, but also celebrities, which is something Selena Gomez knows firsthand. Many celebrities feel insecure over their inability to have the perfect body.
Selena Gomez has been through the emotions that come with being outside the perfect beauty standards. Fortunately, she has managed to overcome these struggles and embrace her current shape.
An Album Cover Started It All
According to Selena Gomez, the disapproval she has gotten over her appearance started with her cover on her album, Revival. She got a lot of criticism for her looks.
Things got so bad that she had to get therapy for the sake of her mental health.
Her Weight Fluctuates A Lot
She later spoke about her struggles with lupus and a kidney transplant. Both of these conditions affected her health and weight.
The famous singer confessed during an interview with Cosmopolitan while promoting her make-up line, Rare Beauty, that her weight fluctuates a lot.
She also said she had gotten pretty thick skin when she was young.
Selena Is Happier Now
Today, Selena Gomez is more "present," and she connects more with people. Nevertheless, she chose to go offline in 2017 after years of struggling.
During an interview in 2019, she emphasized the dangers of social media and how terrifying things can get. Since deciding to leave social media, Selena feels "happier" and "more present."
She spoke again about the benefits of doing away with social media and how it positively changed her life on Good Morning America.
She's A Fast Food Lover
In a TikTok video, Selena Gomez admitted to being a lover of fast food. Although she liked being skinny, she would get tacos, egg rolls, onion rings, and spicy chicken sandwiches from Jack in the Box.
In the video, she said: "I don't care about my weight." She also said, "I am perfect the way I am."
She Advises Fans To Be Careful About What They Get Exposed To
Selena has requested her fans to focus on their lives by being honest and intentional about the kind of things they expose themselves to on social media. The singer tells her fans to avoid fake and unattainable social media image standards.
As far as she is concerned, being vulnerable is not a sign of weakness and should instead be seen as a strength.
What do you think of Selena's advice?