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Body image issues for women have long been tied to Hollywood, and celebrities often serve as a poster board of how others gauge their own appearance. Stars such as Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and just recently Selena Gomez – revealed the pressure they received from Hollywood to be sexy.

During the first annual “We Day California” at Oakland’s Oracle Arena on Wednesday, Gomez opened up to thousands of young people about some of the pressures she has faced and still does, in Hollywood.

“I am surrounded by people who are supposed to guide me, and some of them have, and others haven’t. They pressure me. There’s so much pressure. ‘You gotta be sexy. You gotta be cute. You gotta be nice. You gotta be all these things,’” she confessed. “They tell me what to wear, how to look, what I should say, how I should be. Until recently, I had given in to that pressure. I lost sight of who I was,” she said emotionally.

The “Come and Get It” singer continued and said, “I listened to opinions of people and I tried to change who I am because I thought that others would accept me for it, and I realized I don’t know how to be anything but myself.”

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