Selena Gomez is a minor star in the Disney universe who is hoping to go supernova like Zac Efron and Hilary Duff. In what seems like a response to the recent "sex" scandals (that involved no sex, mind you) that have plagued fellow tween celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens, Gomez is speaking out on her desire to stay chaste. Says the 15 year star of The Wizards of Waverly Place even went so far as to ask her dad for a promise ring.
I applaud Gomez for her strong sense of self and her religious beliefs, but why put a bullseye on your back like that? After all, isn't this the same kind of road that Britney Spears traveled down until she lost her mind and became the substance abusing, sex crazed tabloid star she is today?
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I hope that things turn out differently for Selena and celebrities like her. After all, she's not the only young celebrity to be making big promises after her future. The Jonas Brothers, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, and supermodel Adriana Lima have all publicly spoken about their desire to stay a virgin until they're married.