Selena Gomez is not immune to body-shaming comments, but she didn't let them tear her down.
"I feel very empowered and confident and comfortable with where I am," she said during an "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" interview Friday. "And I think it took me a long while to get there because, you know, the past year was so interesting because I've never been body-shamed before ... I did gain weight, but I don't care."
Trolls criticized paparazzi photos of Gomez in swimsuits while on vacation with friends in Mexico in April. The 23-year-old decided to use the moment to share an Instagram post with some words of self-love.
"You know what's interesting? I posted this photo on Instagram and I was like, 'There’s more to love and I’m happy with myself,'" she told Seacrest. "The reason why I did that was 'cause I didn't want them to win. 'Cause then the next day, it wasn't about how I gained weight, it was about how I embraced it, and that’s just kind of my approach."
Selena, you're always fabulous to us.
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