Selena Gomez has revealed that she was never "the popular kid at school." She recalled her old days at school to Mail Online, saying, "I had two friends, but I just sat at the back of the room and got on with my work." She spilled, "School is such an awkward time in your life. I was never confident in school."
Although she was not in the popular crowd, the leading lady of "Monte Carlo" never got bullied. "Nobody picked on me because my cousin was one of the popular gang," she explained before adding, "She was always very protective of me, so I guess I was very lucky."
During the interview, Gomez also admitted that she wasn't lucky when it came to romance. She remembered, "I never went out with guys at school. I had a crush on a guy, but I never told him about it. I did the thing that a lot of girls do: I avoided him!"
"You need that self confidence if you want to chat to the guy you like," the girlfriend of Justin Bieber further gushed. "If you're confident with yourself, and you're okay with that, then you should go for it."
On how she handled negative criticism coming from others, Gomez said, "There's a lot of rejection in this industry and it's tough. There are also a lot of obstacles that you have to go through and it can be really exhausting. But if you love it, then that's all that matters."
"You've got to go for it. I still have people trying to bring me down, but I'm happy because I love what I do. Ignore the cruel jibes and stick with the nice people," the brunette actress said. "I'm lucky because I have a lot of support from my family and friends. I have so many amazing things in my life."
In the interview, the former Alex Russo depicter on "Wizards of Waverly Place" continued, "I have a healthy, loving family and I have amazing fans." She shared, "That's all that matters to me. I try my best to not dwell on the bad stuff. Focus on the positive."