London: Selena Gomez, who is said to have parted ways with teen pop sensation Justin Bieber, has vowed never to change herself for a guy again.
"I wasn`t myself for a year. I think that was really damaging. I felt like it was me who was always trying to be perfect for him," contactmusic.com quoted the 19-year-old as saying.
"Everyone around me hated him but I didn`t listen. I think I had to go through it because now I`m the strongest I`ve been. I dare someone to try and change me again," she added.
Selena also admits that she lost her sense of fun until her romance with Bieber was over.
"I always dressed nice. I don`t think he ever saw me in sweatpants - and I love sweatpants. I`d always be well-mannered and go to his favourite restaurants or whatever. There was a point where I lost myself completely. I didn`t smile as much, I didn`t laugh as much. I wasn`t a goofball. I didn`t get up and dance like I usually do," said the actress
"And when that one ended, I didn`t know where I was. But I got it back and was really happy. My family was happy to have me back," she added.