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Selena Gomez has opened up about the dark side to her fame and popularity. The former Disney star revealed a lot of people tried to demotivate her in the past.

"You're not meant to say, 'Once I get there, I'll have it all.' I think that's the biggest lesson I've needed to learn, is how to be present in the moment, and to know that I'm always going to strive for something," she told E! News.

"I think I've been doing this long enough to realise that no matter what people perceive of me, I always shine through at the end of the day. So I've had a lot of people try to tear me down, but I'm here. I've always been myself... I've been graceful, and I've tried to handle myself with as much class, and it's only because I know how hard I work and I'm not gonna let any of that get to me," Gomez added.

The Come and Get It singer also talked about the importance of social media and the way she is using it to reach out to her fans. She said: "I'm utilising social media right now because of my age and because, to be honest, everybody else in the world was talking about me, so I wanted a f***ing say. I honestly had to, because I didn't really expect my life to be as public as it was. Is this going to destroy me or make me? I still have to make that choice on a daily basis. In a few years. I'll give all of it up."

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