Selena Gomez grew up in Texas. The only child of stage actress Mandy Cornett, Gomez got her start in show biz on the Barney & Friends show in 2002. She then moved on to Disney’s Hannah Montana, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Wizards of Waverly Place and several films including Another Cinderella Story and Ramona and Beezus. She also does the voice of the character Mavis in Hotel Transylvania. Gomez has had a successful singing career as well, and sold over 24 million singles and 3 million albums in the US. She has had multiple #1 hits including It Ain’t Me.Gomez has also branched out from show biz to clothing design and perfume. Despite being diagnosed with lupus in 2016 and getting a kidney transplant in 2017, she never stopped working and was an executive producer of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. Gomez is also famous for dating pop star Justin Beiber for many years. She has over 150 million subscribers on Instagram and was the #1 most followed person on Instagram for 3 years. Gomez is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 120 lbs.
Selena Gomez’s Diet
Gomez’s diet and exercise coach Amy Rosoff Davis believes in ‘eating like a French person.’ In other words, nothing is off limits and anything can be enjoyed in moderation. Gomez has a weakness for fast food and her beloved hometown Tex-Mex in particular, but she doesn’t go overboard. She has cut way back on the fast food and replaced it with whole foods, and she also drinks plenty of water. Another trick is that she doesn’t weigh herself. She just uses a mirror, and her skinniest jeans, to tell her the facts.
- Medium Protein 30% 30%
- Medium Fat 40% 40%
- Medium Carb 35% 35%
AM Fuel Up
Gomez doesn’t skimp in the morning. She might have 1/2 a healthy breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, avocado, chorizo and beans or full-fat Greek yogurt with granola.
A hearty salad with turkey, avocado, beans and a homemade dressing of red wine vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice is a standard midday meal for Gomez.
Asian Inspired Dinner
Gomez might have sushi or a teriyaki bowl with salmon and more avocado over rice for her evening meal.
Gomez says she keeps water with her everywhere to remind herself to drink plenty of the good stuff.
Not Necessarily Joyful About Juicing
Gomez has a juicer in her dressing room so she can have fresh-pressed juice right before going on stage. She’s not the hugest fan of the cucumber, kale, carrot and ginger concoctions, but she’s downing them anyway in the name of health.
What to Eat
Full-fat Greek yogurt
What to Avoid
Gomez on the Importance of Hydration
‘I always have water, tons of water. It’s even in my bathroom because I used to be so bad at drinking water and I want to stay hydrated.’
Gomez on Twitter, and French Fries
‘I hate Twitter. I love fries.’
Gomez on Owning Your Choices
‘If you are able to look yourself in the mirror every day with the decisions that you make, that’s where the power starts.’
Selena Gomez’s Fitness Routine
Change It Up
Gomez does all different kinds of exercise — Pilates, cardio, yoga, etc. — to keep from getting bored.
Sweat It Out
Gomez is a big fan of infrared sweating that can burn 800-1,600 calories in a single session. She loves it so much, she has a sweat bag to take with her on the road.
Stretch It ’Til It Sings
A flexible body allows Gomez to feel more free and relaxed when she performs. She sometimes combines stretching with her vocal warm-ups.
Take Care of Body & Soul
Gomez believes that getting out into nature (and away from technology) is a great way to combine exercise with mental relaxation. Caring for the soul is as important as caring for the body.
Gomez works out an average 5 days a week, doing at least 3 of those with her trainer.
HIIT & LISS
Gomez does a variety of high intensity training and low intensity, steady state cardio.
Track Your Steps
If she’s too busy to squeeze in a formal workout, Gomez tracks her steps, making sure to hit at least 10,000 per day.
Psych Yourself In
Gomez believes a healthy body image is key to looking good, and that feeling good about who you are translates to confidence, strength and glowing with health.
Day 1: 20 min circuit
Jogging (on treadmill or outside)
Day 2: 20 minute circuit
Day 3: 30-45 minute circuit
Day 4: 60 minutes
Day 6: 60 minute routine
Gomez on Being Comfortable in Your Skin
‘I’m learning that you can be comfortable and still look beautiful.’
Gomez on the Ups and Downs of Self-image
‘Some days, I like what I see. Other days, I’m like, “I’m not even going to bother.”’
Gomez on Her Weight
‘It wasn’t about how I gained weight, it was about how I embraced it, and that’s just kind of my approach.’
Selena Gomez’s Supplements
Vitamins A, C, and E
Vitamins A, C, and E are antioxidant that support the immune system.
Vitamin D because it is needed to absorb calcium and other vital nutrients.
Medications for lupus can increase the risk of osteoporosis, so a calcium supplement is a good idea
A deficiency in vitamin B-12 is also sometimes associated with lupus.
Selena Gomez’s Lifestyle
Gomez launched her Dream Out Loud line of clothing in 2010. It is made of eco-friendly materials and the tags all have inspirational quotes on them.
Gomez is an ambassador to UNICEF, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and for DoSomething.org which advocates safe driving.
Gomez loves pups. She currently has 6 rescue dogs: Willie, Wallace, Baylor, Fina, Chazz and Chip.
In 2016, Gomez was diagnosed with the chronic autoimmune disorder lupus. To treat the disease, she underwent chemotherapy and had a kidney transplant (donated by her best friend). She has enrolled in multiple treatment programs for anxiety, depression and panic attacks, which can sometimes be side effects of lupus.
Gomez was named after the singer Selena Perez who was killed in 1995. She listened to Selena’s music growing up and liked Jennifer Lopez’s portrayal of Selena so much, she reportedly asked, at age 5, for a rhinestone corset.
Gomez on Authenticity
‘Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone, don’t be someone else, just be yourself.’
Gomez on Crowd Pleasers
‘You can’t be afraid of what people are going to say because you’re never going to make everyone happy.’
Gomez on Social Media
‘You are not defined by an Instagram photo, by a ‘like,’ by a comment. That does not define you.’
Gomez on the Power of No
‘I’ve learned the power of saying no — I feel empowered when I say it.’
Selena Gomez Perfume
Dream Out Loud clothes