Chart topping singer, charity ambassador, and BFF to SO many stars, Selena Gomez seems to have it all going on right now. The starlet turns 23 this week, and what better way to celebrate than rounding up all the reasons we want to be her bestie….
1. She Embraces Her Curves…
Selena was criticised about her weight by a whole host of nasty and down right mental internet trolls after getting papped in her bikini earlier this year. Rather than hiding away or hitting the gym, Selena took to Instagram to post a super sexy, snap in her swimsuit with the caption ‘I love being happy with me yall #theresmoretolove,’ We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves…
2. She Makes Pizza With Jennifer Aniston (as you do!)
Gomez met the Friends star, Jennifer Aniston through their management and apparently hit it off right away. This has lead on to a close friendship which involves making Italian treats at Jennifer’s house. In an interview, Selena told KTU Radio – “She has a pizza oven. Like we’ve made pizza’s at her house. She’s very cool and very sweet.”
3. She Kicked A** In The “Bad Blood” Video
Clad in bondage style leather, sporting a grungey bob and lashings of eyeliner, Selena starred as Taylor Swift’s nemesis, Arsyn, in this years hit video, “Bad Blood”. We loved this darker side to Gomez but would definitely not want to come face to face with this killer character in real life!
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4. She Handled Her Bieber Break Up Like A Pro
After years of dating – and a few on/off moments along the way – Selena and Justin Bieber officially split last autumn. Selena has handled it brilliantly, without getting tangled up in a nasty Twitter fight or publicly slagging off her ex. The singer has only said kind words about her first love which makes a refreshing change in celebville! Selena told Norway’s NJR radio, “I definitely have so much respect and love for him.”
5. She Openly Doesn’t Diet
In between Gomez’s celeb pals and general glam lifestyle pics on her social media feeds, we love that the star also likes to show us what she is eating – and it’s not all calorie free salads and juices. The star has posted pics of her eating cheesy crisps and a mammoth junk food banquet of late, giving us major food envy.
6. She Loves To Help Charity
In 2009, Selena was made the youngest ever UNICEF ambassador – a role the singer takes very seriously – taking part in a whole host of campaigns and events to raise money for vulnerable children around the world. Good work Gomez!
7. She Knows How To Party
We don’t just mean that Selena can bust a move on the dancefloor and stay out late. This pop princess manages to hang out with some of fashion land’s key players while at the events– including the ex Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, Karl Lagerfeld and Gigi Hadid. We’re not jealous at all…
8. She Has ALOT Of Celebrity Pals
Selena is mates with all the coolest young stars in Hollywood, including Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson, but her number one BFF is Taylor Swift. This pair have a whole lot of love for eachother, and Selena told Seventeen magazine :
“ Every single problem I have is healable by Taylor Swift! If I ever have an issue, Taylor has gone through it because she is older than me and she gives the most thought out answers. What I love about Taylor is that she does believe in the whole love story and Prince Charming and soul mates. We literally talk every day.”
Aw you guuuuys!
9. She Loves Her Family The Most
In between shooting her new films and recording her latest album, Selena manages to find time to hang out and appreciate her family. The star has posted plenty of heart felt snaps of her baby sister and her granddad over the last few months – they obviously keep her grounded as this star is never too cool to hang with her fam.
Wow… Selena Gomez, you can do no wrong!