Is Selena Gomez training herself for a fallback career in diplomacy in case the whole pop sensation thing doesn't work out? Unlike her controversy-seeking supposed rival Miley Cyrus, Selena is all about staying drama-free. In fact, the Texan star insists that rumors of her feud with Miley have been greatly exaggerated: "It's just the media wanting something to talk about and wanting us to fight...and there's nothing to talk about," Selena tells TV show Extra.
Of becoming a budding tabloid favorite, Selena says, "Everywhere you go you're going to hear things that are untrue...You just got to learn that I don't say it, physically out of my mouth,on camera, it's not true."
So how does a 15-year-old star keep her feet so firmly on the ground? "My mom's there to say, 'The moment I see you get big-headed or changing, I will drag you right back home to Texas and we are moving away from here," Selena says.
Despite her cool demeanor and strong support system, Selena admits it isn't easy being a teen icon. "It's overwhelming and there's a lot to think about...knowing that there are hundreds of kids out there that look up to me. I know that's a big responsibility."
Music is one way Selena likes to unwind. Her top summer albums? "My best friend Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, and I actually got Miley's new CD. I really like her CD."
Wow. Looks like Selena is on the fast track to becoming some kind of celebrity goodwill ambassador. Maybe she wants to take a crack at that whole Isreal-Iran issue while she's at it?