Selena Gomez References "Bad" Justin Bieber Breakup, Feels So Very "Powerful"

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Selena Gomez is doing her best to move on from Justin Bieber.

She was even spotted with a mystery man this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

But the singer's ex-boyfriend allegedly keeps sending her mean texts, making it difficult for Selena to step away and be on her own, something she tells Seventeen she is VERY ready for.

Selena Gomez on Seventeen
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"I turned 20 [and] went through a really bad breakup, and realized I needed to have 'Come & Get It' be amazing," she said of gaining self-esteem and independence. "I wanted it all to be me. I'm glad it's taken me this long to get where I am because now I am ready for it."

Selena said she started to feel "powerful" over the past year, finally shedding the "underdog" status she has wore for so long as a result of being on Disney with such superstars as Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and The Jonas Brothers.

The young artist emphasized in the interview that she's single and that she recently spoke to someone else famous about what to look for in a man.

"I actually talked to Katy Perry about guys who are intimidated by strong girls. I haven't found someone yet who could understand my lifestyle, support it, love me through it, and not be threatened by it.

"It's hard. I do think I might scare some guys, because I'm like, 'I want to change the world! I have dreams! What do you want to do?' But I only know how to be me."

That's just fine, Selena. Keep having that strong attitude and keep sizzling as you do in these pics and you'll be just fine...

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Selena Gomez Biography

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Selena Gomez is a Disney Channel star. She appears on the hit show Wizards of Waverly Place and is considered by many fans to be "the... More »
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Selena Marie Gomez

Selena Gomez Quotes

I'm kind of lame. I prefer quiet evenings at home, hanging out with my family.

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I'm not going to be a solo artist. I want to be in a band with four other guys.

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