It wasn’t too long ago when Selena Gomez was in a midst of a body shaming controversy over her bikini pictures. Most were impressed with how mature and positive the 22-year-old handled the issue, exuding confidence in her looks and body.
So it came as a surprise to a lot of people when the former Disney star rated herself a mere 6 out of 10 on the attractiveness scale.
The singer was a guest on the “TJ Show” recently and she talked freely about her plans for her career, her birthday and her best friends. The host of the radio show also asked the singer to rate her attractiveness on a scale of one to ten.
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“I would say, like, [on] a premiere day, I would be a good nine," the “Wizards of Waverly Place” star reflected. "And then on my every day I feel like a 6. Gosh, that sounds so bad. I feel like a 6 or a 7.”
The question, and Gomez’ answer, immediately raised eyebrows. Firstly, because the question was inane, dated and just reinforced the idea that a young woman’s beauty could - and should - be graded. And secondly, the fact that Gomez didn’t think twice about answering the question was disturbing as it just underlined the Hollywood norm that looks trumps over whatever success a woman has accomplished.
But prior to that buzz killing question, the Princess Protection Program alum was actually talking about stuff that matter – her feelings regarding one fan base being pitted against the other, her admiration for Amy Schumer, her best friends.
During the interview, Gomez admitted that she’s such a huge fan of Amy Schumer that she’s been trying to “finagle” her way into Inside Amy Schumer.
“I think she’s amazing,” she gushed about the comedienne.
Another star that Gomez thinks is amazing is Katy Perry. Despite being in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video – which is said to be a dig against the “Roar” singer – Gomez sees nothing wrong in her admiration of Perry.