Selena Gomez Gives Inspirational Speech at ‘We Day’: Watch


We can now add “inspirational speaker” to Selena Gomez‘s long list of talents!

The 21-year-old took the stage at We Day California on Wednesday to inspire a crowd of young people to initiate and embrace change.

Selena started off by sharing her life story. “My mom had me when she was 16 … and she worked four jobs and completely dedicated her life to making mine better. To me, she is the definition of a strong woman, and I love her so much because she’s taught me those values.”

The “Come & Get It” singer started to get emotional when she talked about the pressure that she often feels to look and act a certain way. “I lost sight of who I was. I listened to opinions of people, and I tried to change who I am because others would accept me for it. And I realized that I don’t know how to be anything but myself.”

Orlando Bloom and Seth Rogen also spoke at the event, and Selena even snapped a pic with them for Instagram, which she captioned, “Weday- unbelievable time. So inspired and hopefully encouraged many!!”

What did you think of Sel’s motivational speech?