How Selena Gomez Can Break Her Wholesome Image

How Selena Gomez Can Break Her Wholesome Image-photo
Selena Gomez recently told reporters at the Teen Choice Awards that she doesn't like it when well-meaning people call her wholesome and portray her as the "good girl" of the Young Hollywood clique.

While being called a "good girl" isn't necessarily a bad thing, the Wizards of Waverly Place starlet says that she feels restricted by her kid-friendly image as she begins to look for more mature roles in Hollywood and beyond.

Making the transition from tween to adult celebrity can be difficult and the notoriously scandal-free Selena doesn't want to ruin her relationship with her fans. So, how can the Ramona and Beezus actress effectively break her cutesy image? Here's a few, totally non-wholesome but still classy suggestions:

Do an action film. If Selena chooses to follow in the footsteps of her idol, Sandra Bullock, she might find that making an action flick a la Speed will help her get some tough girl cred and still remain America's Sweetheart. While most female action stars are portrayed as being controversial sex kittens (Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie), Selena could find the right balance between wholesome and butt-kicking babe.

Embrace political drama. Selena shares a lot of similarities with Julia Roberts, and the Eat, Pray, Love actress is a good example of a respected actress with a "good girl" side. Political-tinged films like The Pelican Brief and Erin Brockovich helped give Julia an intellectual edge over her fluffier counterparts, and choosing similar dramas might help Selena as she matures as an artist.

Don't shy away from adult comedies. The talented Selena has already shown on Wizards of Waverly Place that she can do comedy, but most of her comedic talents are focused on kid-oriented shows and rom-coms. If Selena wants to gain more attention she should look into getting a role – even if it is a bit role – on an adult comedy. Sure, this might mean she'll have to get out of her comfort zone, but it will get her a lot of cred with people old enough to drive themselves to the movies.

Date around. Selena has complained that she hasn't gone on a date in 6 months. Image aside, she is going to have to start finding time to date boys. Now, that doesn't mean she has to date every hot young actor in Hollywood, but finding a boyfriend would allow fans to see her in another light other than being the sweet girl-next-door. There's no doubt the boys in Hollywood (and outside) would love to take you out on a date, Selena!

Get with the gays. If Selena started to embrace the gay community (like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga have already done), she might be able to seal her status as an adult pop star. Luckily, Selena's music is already moving towards a dance-heavy beat, and now all she needs to do is start showing some public support for her gay fans.

Of course, Selena should avoid taking the much-feared "troubled starlet" route. Still, if Selena keeps her wits about her, she'll surely find a way to make it out of tweener stardom alive.

What do you think Selena should do to lose her wholesome image? Let us know your ideas in the comments below.

 

Discuss

Default avatar
  • david      conway
    david conway

    dear web site hi my name is david conway, and comments just about selena gomez the only that i think just how she can lose her old image it is only one way just by finding a replacement just for her old tv series and just find some body elise to play alex russo just on the wizards of waverly place tv series , love david conway

  • anonimo
    anonimo

    hi selena where you live? so l go to your house and greet you and we took a picture

  • michael
    michael

    A spread in Maxim or similar would be great! Also try to host SNL where they do adult comedy. The tv restrictions would actually help her dip her foot in the pool. The action movie idea is good but she'll need to pick it carefully, i.e,. no Michael Bay. What's Richard Donner, Bryan Singer or Shane Black doing? That's where to look for smart action films.

  • meiner
    meiner

    If I correctly understand the statement ... There are not just black and white, but also gray. You want to be not only put in a certain drawer

  • Jay
    Jay

    i totally agree with you i would want to be just like her if i was famous too : ) I agree with you also! No one in hollywood can ever be the good girl everyone wants to be bad! what's wrong with setting a good example for kids!

  • kk
    kk

    who cares???

  • yesbutno
    yesbutno

    Selena is what the World needs, we need to get rid of the talentless lames like Taylor Momsen, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, Rihanna etc that whore it up to sell sh*tty records, Selena CAN act and sing and doesn't have to look like a try hard poser doing it or act and dress like a slut, I admire Selena, she is a great role model, we need more like her.

  • cosmicslop
    cosmicslop

    Miley is NOT a slut. Look up the real meaning of a slut moron. What Miley wears on stage does not make up who she is. Clothes DO NOT MAKE THE PERSON. And off stage, she dresses totally normal. I feel really sorry for people that feel the need to hate people they don't even know. Both Miley and Selena are very talented. Miley with singing, Selena with Acting. But I think Miley has more star power. Other than Angelina Jolie, I have never seen another celeb garner as much love/hate attention than her. But Selena is still very good at acting. She just needs to stop singing. LOL, Miley is a slut and whores herself out for money, wake up.

  • SONIA
    SONIA

    lol sorry aboout the last comment... anyways lol sweetie brenda song is in "the social network" movie and... well.. she kinda takes off her clothes =/ shut up SAID ! if u are miley and people are saying this o u ,what will u do ?DONT FORGET THANT WHAT GOES AROUND COME AROUND...idiot ! just say u are jealouse of heR

  • SONIA
    SONIA

    shut up girls and of course boys...miley is great and she is talented with the best parent we can ever dream of and not just that,she has be intelligent rught from childhood and we all know it,so,like that of selena who just come yesterday and u say she is great..for me i belive saying she is good is incorrect becos,we dont know what she is capabile off and becos she has got a baby face and then u just conclude that she is decent...not true !!! miley is open and frendly and beside selena and lovato want to become like miley...so f*ck u guys who think selena is more beter than miley and less and forget SHE IS NOT A SLUT !!!

  • lemmy
    lemmy

    Listen morons , honestly with all my respect to cyrus fans , i find miley cyrus talentless and stupid and ugly ( that' s just my opinion no need to swear at me ) and i find selena gomez a good actress and a great dancer ( and once again that's just my opinion ) ... However, she is not and no where near a SLUT !! a slut : a women who sleeps with tons of men around her . And honestly miley cyrus seems like a sweet and a good person and so does selena but i don' t know either of them so i can't judge . Bitch! You just judge both of them. Are you dumb or what? I think there both absolutely talented, amazing singers, good actress, beautiful personalities, with a gourgous face. Miley is not stupid and she knows exactly what shes doing. She amazing nice and sweet to her fans, i actually met her once and i met selena too. These girls need to stop being judge and needs to be respected. Maybe you should listen to that song 'R.E.S.P.E.C.T' and stop hating. Annoying ass haters like you really needs to BACK THE f*ck OFF!

  • mileyfan4eva
    mileyfan4eva

    Miley is a slut. Deal with it or kill yourself. The world is moving on. Dumbass, Miley isn't a slut look up the f*cking definition then comeback before you start stating you're annoying ass opinions. kthxbai ***hole.

  • lynn
    lynn

    Listen morons , honestly with all my respect to cyrus fans , i find miley cyrus talentless and stupid and ugly ( that' s just my opinion no need to swear at me ) and i find selena gomez a good actress and a great dancer ( and once again that's just my opinion ) ... However, she is not and no where near a SLUT !! a slut : a women who sleeps with tons of men around her . And honestly miley cyrus seems like a sweet and a good person and so does selena but i don' t know either of them so i can't judge .

  • jayquan
    jayquan

    hi im jayquan and im 12 and all of you on top is mean and rude and need to stop being critics and for the record yall dont even no the stars and they are great at what they do and they can both are good singers and actors

  • jayquan
    jayquan

    hi im jayquan and im 12 and all of you on top is mean and rude and need to stop being critics and for the record yall dont even no the stars and they are great at what they do and they can both are good singers and actors

  • Cass
    Cass

    I dont get Hollywood, if you're miley cyrus youre 'slutty', if selena gomez, 'too clean', y cant u jst leave her the hell alone, seriously. Brenda Song is clean, i dont see anyone all up on her Bussiness, i think shes great and i lv the image shes portraying, That how i would be like if i were famous lol sorry aboout the last comment... anyways lol sweetie brenda song is in "the social network" movie and... well.. she kinda takes off her clothes =/

  • lol sweetie brenda song is in
    lol sweetie brenda song is in "the social network" movie.. she k

    I dont get Hollywood, if you're miley cyrus youre 'slutty', if selena gomez, 'too clean', y cant u jst leave her the hell alone, seriously. Brenda Song is clean, i dont see anyone all up on her Bussiness, i think shes great and i lv the image shes portraying, That how i would be like if i were famous

  • kass
    kass

    Yo no soy un fan de Selena Gómez, pero me llaman loco, pero ella no tiene esa persona o la familia Diva raíces musicales que Miley ha. Hay un montón de famosos y semi a personas famosas como Selena Gómez y Jessica Alba, pero luego hemos iconos pop como Miley o Lady Gaga que absolutamente golpe nuestras mentes. Creo que es gracioso que la gente trata de poner Miley Cyrus y Selena Gómez en una categoría ... No son iguales, evidentemente, una es una diva y el otro no lo es. trueeeeee!!!!!!

  • Greg M. Reyes
    Greg M. Reyes

    People! People! It is all a matter of taste. I love both of them, both as actresses and singers. They are each taking a different pathway to success. Only time will tell who be on top and for how long. For now we can say they are both beautiful and have successful careers.

  • rissa
    rissa

    I'm not a Selena Gomez fan but call me crazy but she doesn't have that Diva persona or family musical roots that Miley has. There's a lot of famous and semi famous people like Selena Gomez and Jessica Alba -but then We have pop icons like Miley or Lady Gaga that absolutely blow our minds. I just think it's funny that people try to put Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez in a category... they aren't alike -obviously one is a Diva and the other one isn't. AGREED

  • haterfail
    haterfail

    Miley is a slut. Deal with it or kill yourself. The world is moving on. Miley Is not a slut Stop hating or kill yourself Oh and also learn the definition of a slut thanks

  • selenafail
    selenafail

    uh she's a better singer than miley. mileys voice isn't good.... Selena cant sing worth sh*t

  • Clarissa
    Clarissa

    I think she's fine! She just turned 18 and has a huge kids-teens fanbase!!!! She is NOT dumb and she is gonna take it EASY. She is very TALENTED and has a great career ahead!

  • liiiina
    liiiina

    uh she's a better singer than miley. mileys voice isn't good....

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    Miley is a slut. Deal with it or kill yourself. The world is moving on.

  • Nataleen777
    Nataleen777

    I'm not a Selena Gomez fan but call me crazy but she doesn't have that Diva persona or family musical roots that Miley has. There's a lot of famous and semi famous people like Selena Gomez and Jessica Alba -but then We have pop icons like Miley or Lady Gaga that absolutely blow our minds. I just think it's funny that people try to put Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez in a category... they aren't alike -obviously one is a Diva and the other one isn't.

  • Karina
    Karina

    Miley is NOT a slut. Look up the real meaning of a slut moron. What Miley wears on stage does not make up who she is. Clothes DO NOT MAKE THE PERSON. And off stage, she dresses totally normal. I feel really sorry for people that feel the need to hate people they don't even know. Both Miley and Selena are very talented. Miley with singing, Selena with Acting. But I think Miley has more star power. Other than Angelina Jolie, I have never seen another celeb garner as much love/hate attention than her. But Selena is still very good at acting. She just needs to stop singing. I totally agree with you!

  • UMAD?!
    UMAD?!

    Hollywood makes no sense. Miley is too sexy, Selena isn't sexy enough. I think she will be fine if she transitions slowly and doesn't come out of nowhere with this untamable stuff. She will always be herself though. And Miley isn't a slut so all of you bitches better hop off that.

  • camille
    camille

    Miley's a slut Selena is amazing end of... selena will go on to be like rachael Mcadams or reese witterspoon.Miley will be the next lindsay. your so right

  • andrea
    andrea

    I dont get Hollywood, if you're miley cyrus youre 'slutty', if selena gomez, 'too clean', y cant u jst leave her the hell alone, seriously. Brenda Song is clean, i dont see anyone all up on her Bussiness, i think shes great and i lv the image shes portraying, That how i would be like if i were famous i totally agree with you i would want to be just like her if i was famous too : )

  • andrea
    andrea

    She SHOULD Support The GAYS !!!! xD But Don't Go T0O Far Like Slutty Cyrus !! i know right : ) i really agree

  • Cara
    Cara

    Miley is NOT a slut. Look up the real meaning of a slut moron. What Miley wears on stage does not make up who she is. Clothes DO NOT MAKE THE PERSON. And off stage, she dresses totally normal. I feel really sorry for people that feel the need to hate people they don't even know. Both Miley and Selena are very talented. Miley with singing, Selena with Acting. But I think Miley has more star power. Other than Angelina Jolie, I have never seen another celeb garner as much love/hate attention than her. But Selena is still very good at acting. She just needs to stop singing.

  • laura
    laura

    Miley's a slut Selena is amazing end of... selena will go on to be like rachael Mcadams or reese witterspoon.Miley will be the next lindsay.

  • B.Y
    B.Y

    I dont get Hollywood, if you're miley cyrus youre 'slutty', if selena gomez, 'too clean', y cant u jst leave her the hell alone, seriously. Brenda Song is clean, i dont see anyone all up on her Bussiness, i think shes great and i lv the image shes portraying, That how i would be like if i were famous

  • ashytisdalefan
    ashytisdalefan

    miley cyrus isnt a slut, k? anywho selena doesnt need to change if she doesnt want to but if she wants a career past disney (like hudgens, tisdale, efron, cyrus ect) she needs to branch out.

  • xxrejectedxspiritxx
    xxrejectedxspiritxx

    She SHOULD Support The GAYS !!!! xD But Don't Go T0O Far Like Slutty Cyrus !!

 
celebuzz