They will never forget their roots! Lindsay Lohan, Selena Gomez and more famous faces made their Disney Channel debuts at the time.
The “Boyfriend” singer appeared on the Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007 to 2012, and although the kids’ network helped launch her career, she wasn’t afraid to talk about the darker sides of life as a child star.
“When I was younger I was all amused by all of this,” she said. fashion company magazine in September 2017. “But when I was growing up, I started being exposed to the truth behind certain things and that’s when it kind of flipped. I realized that, ‘Oh, it’s in made very difficult and a bit slimy in some areas”, and I hadn’t realized that some people wanted certain things from me.
As she got older, Gomez admitted she started to feel “violated” by the comments about her changing body and noticed the attention on her became less and less “on [her] art.” Even after leaving the Disney Channel, she began to wonder if she really wanted to be in the spotlight.
“Do I really like this?” Is it worth more? “, Did she say. “I was looking at my touring audience and thinking, ‘Yeah, it’s worth it, isn’t it?’ But then I looked at myself in the mirror and I was like, ‘I’ve had enough, I don’t know if I can go on.’ And I stopped him for a second. But that didn’t mean I didn’t. I didn’t like it, I just had to figure out what I was going to do with it. As long as I’m healthy and happy in my mind, I’m all for it.
Two years later, the spring breakers The star credited her time as a Disney starlet for helping her become a leader and inspiration to her young fans.
“It taught me so much about being a role model, you know?” Gomez said on Coach’s ‘Dream It Real’ podcast in April 2019. “It was the first thing I started, so they were very obvious to be perfect I guess, just making sure you have a good influence on people. I am grateful to have had this opportunity because I understand what a platform means.
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