Washington: Selena Gomez poured her heart out during the We Day California conference, saying that she lost the sight of who she was.
The 21-year-old star said that her mother, who had her at a mere age of 16, worked 4 jobs to make Gomez`s life better, and it was at 7 that she decided she wanted to act, ABC News reported.
Gomez revealed that she was crushed when a casting director told her that she wasn`t strong enough to carry her own show, but two years later, she got her own show at 13.
The `Wizards of Waverly Place` actress said that she`s surrounded by people who are supposed to guide her, out of which some of them did and some didn`t.
The `Stars Dance` hitmaker added in a breaking voice that she tried to change herself so that others would accept her but realized that she doesn`t know how to be anything but herself.