Selena Gomez Doesn’t Want to Be Miley Cyrus

Just because Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus share the same Disney origins—and a common ex-boyfriend in Nick Jonas—doesn’t mean that they’re heading in the same direction.

During a recent interview with Now magazine, Wizards of Waverly Place star Gomez—who celebrated her 18th birthday last week—took pains to distance herself from the Hannah Montana star, or at least assert that she doesn’t plan on following in Cyrus’ footsteps:

“I’m flattered if people say I’m the new Miley, but I’m definitely not trying to be her. I’m just trying to be myself.”

Would that be a prudent decision, given the recent waves of controversy that have engulfed Cyrus? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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