Selena Gomez stole last night’s American Music Awards in the best possible way. Taking the stage and making her first public appearance in months, Gomez delivered a stirring speech about her past and self-acceptance.
This isn’t the first time the international pop star has inspired her millions of fans. Today we’re taking a look at Selena Gomez’s most inspiring moments.
Starting off as a child actor on Barney, Gomez wasn’t always in charge of her career and her music. Now an adult, Gomez has moved into the driver’s seat, a transformation that became evident with her heartbreakingly honest and relateable 2015 track “The Heart Wants What It Wants.”
In August, Gomez announced she would be ending her Revival Tour and taking a hiatus to focus on her physical, mental and emotional health. By publicly stating that she needed help and was going to put herself first, Gomez showed her millions of young fans how important it is to seek treatment and not stay silent out of shame or embarrassment.
Her Support For Other Women
Gomez has been vocal in her supporting other women in the music industry, especially when it comes to her bestie Taylor Swift. “A bunch of women I look up to and admire are supporting one another, and Taylor has such a beautiful way of bringing people together,” Gomez said in Flare Magazine’s November 2015 issue. “That was good for me, because the more I started working, the more uncomfortable I was. I wouldn’t trust people, and Taylor has a way of stripping down everything and just getting down to being human. I love that.”
Her Charitable Endeavors
Selena Gomez has always been a role model thanks to her charity work. From her multiple appearances at WE Day on behalf of Free The Children, to working with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, to lending her support to the Elton John AIDS Foundation, to becoming the youngest Goodwill Ambassador in the history of UNICEF, Gomez’s humanitarian efforts have given the singer the opportunity to lead by example.
Her AMA Speech
Gomez’s speech during last night’s American Music Awards was the singer’s bravest moment on stage. Eloquent, inspiring and real, Gomez looked the part of an A-list celeb, while speaking like a friend we’ve been rooting for all along. Thanks to her honesty and candidness with the world, Gomez and her words will have a positive impact that can’t be measured.