Selena Gomez Covers Latina Magazine, April 2010

Posted on March 13, 2009

Rising young Disney star Selena Gomez, who stars in the The Wizards of Waverly Place, is on the cover of the April issue of Latina magazine. In the accompanying interview, Selena talks about being a teen celebrity and how she admires Britney Spears, saying: "I always wanted this to be my life but I don't want it to live my life for me...."In a way, Britney can be someone to look up to. She was constantly being looked at and picked on, and it's starting to happen to me. At the moment, I don't have anything good they can pick on me with, but they'll find something. Maybe I can be as strong."

She also talks about being proud of her heritage: "I didn't even realize what a big deal it was to be Latin at first. But then one day being with my dad, it hit me: it's pretty neat to be Mexican. And there aren't enough Latinas in Hollywood-or there are, but they don't get the recognition. So to be able to come out here and use that, it's really a powerful thing."

As for the rumored feud with Miley Cyrus, Selena dismisses it, saying, "I think Miley can agree with me. There are so many more things going on that are so much more important to us in our lives than wasting time on that stuff."

Here's a behind the scenes video of the Latina magazine cover shoot:

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