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There were also encouraging comments on her aspiration to succeed in the entertainment industry.
When her uncanny resemblance to the pop star was discovered on social media a few months back, Phan saw her popularity soar to staggering heights.
Since then, she has received offers to not only model for fashion and beauty products, but also act in Sumpahan Kinabalu , a New Line Film Sdn Bhd production.
To date, Phan has established an impressive fan base, with almost 27,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram.
Despite her new-found fame, the teen, who is of Kadazandusun and Dutch descent, remains firmly grounded.
“I would be lying if I said that being likened to Selena does not make me happy or proud.
“I consider it an honour,” she said.
“But, I do not want to let that get to my head. At the end of the day, I am still me, not Selena.”
“I do admit, however, that my life changed since last August, when some of my photos on social media were being compared to Selena.
“Since then, I have received a lot of modelling and acting offers, but for now, I have only accepted a role in Sumpahan Kinabalu.”
Phan, 18, is also adamant about staying focused on her studies for the time being.
“I chose the acting gig because it does not interfere too much with my studying,” she said.
Phanthegerow Louiselle Leo Estrop (centre) with her parents. (Inset) American singer and actress Selena Gomez.