Selena Gomez has been speaking about the pressure of being a teen icon.
Following in the footsteps of Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, 17-year-old Selena is the latest tween sensation from Disney and whilst she understands that children may look up to her, Selena said she can only be herself:
"I try and be the best person I can be, but I am not perfect. I am going to make mistakes. I just try and keep those mistakes to myself," said the star.
Like Miley, Selena has numerous projects on the go at once. She currently has her own TV series called The Wizards of Waverly Place, a debut album and a movie with Nicole Kidman in the pipeline.
She has also made the papers due to relationship rumours with Nick Jonas and more recently, Twilight star Taylor Lautner. But Selena says she understands the press intrusion is just part of her job:
"I do not think you ever get used to people talking about you - or at least I won't. I just try and understand it comes with the territory and focus on the positive things," said the teenager.
Selena is currently in London to launch a Wizard's of Waverly fashion range for Asda.