TIME features Selena among fellow female leaders including Ava DuVernay, Hillary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Gabby Douglas. 

Watch her interview and read more HERE. 

"I am glad I grew up in the time that I did. I think it’s really hard to be a kid now, especially with social media. I can’t imagine what it would be like to grow up with that. It’s already difficult to get up every day and just feel good about yourself without seeing the highlights of everyone else’s life. That’s why I like being vulnerable with my fans on social media. I like that they’ve seen my mistakes. I try to use that as a way to connect with them. That’s all I can do. I hope that they know that strength doesn’t mean that you have to put on a facade. Strength is being vulnerable."

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Raymond_Orozco

I knew Selena would someday win something like this because she inspires so many people like me to even get up in the morning. I love her and when she goes back on tour want to get enough money to get a meet and greet, after that I will always be happy and I will cry when I see her. I always cry when I hear something bad is happening to her like Lupis and her kidney transplant thank you for always being stong so I could be strong. Selena, I love you so much and can't wait to see you when you go on tour if I save enough money. Thank you for the inspiration.

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21jkjqdl4nlrcyxzchtnwmxyi

Our first woman will be Selena Gomez or other, Noooooooooooo 

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tashhughes09

You are so amazing and inspire me every single day of my life to be true to who I am. I would drop anything for the chance to be able to communicate with you for even two minutes. I have even told my mum to cancel my 18th birthday party and save the money to see you perform. I hope you will notice me someday, I am your biggest fan and thank you for doing everything you do. I love you Selena <3 , With love from Natasha Hughes 

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mondhersaidim

you are awesome selena 

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leeashwell46

Hi ye im lee a fan who is impressed by your sweet talent and proffeses to it with accord so nice so seductivly delicious and satisfying u shud be proud im of U