Sweet role model

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - ENTERTAINMENT -

SE­LENA Gomez isn’t the most fa­mous teen star of her gen­er­a­tion but she may just be the sweet­est. Beau­ti­ful, tal­ented and in pos­ses­sion of a Unicef-cer­ti­fied heart of gold, Gomez has turned into a true role model for young peo­ple.

“I just think that we’re the next gen­er­a­tion up. And it’s our job to spread the word about ev­ery­thing go­ing on in the world,” says the Wizards Of Waverly Place star when asked why she’s so com­mit­ted to Trick-or-Treat For Unicef, a cam­paign that en­cour­ages kids to raise money on Hal­loween for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren around the world.

Now, 18, Gomez is as ded­i­cated to the pro­gramme as she was when she be­came Unicef’s youngest ever am­bas­sador, in Au­gust 2009.

Nat­u­rally, it’s hard to make time for phi­lan­thropy when one also has a new Bill­board Top 10 al­bum ( A Year With­out Rain) as well as new TV sea­son (the fourth sea­son of Wizards kicks off next month in the United States) to think about, but know­ing the lass, she’ll find a way.

For more on Gomez, check out the Oct 1731 is­sue of Galaxie.

Also in this is­sue of Galaxie, we read about what drove Amer­i­can Idol Fan­ta­sia Bar­rino to con­tem­plate sui­cide. “I felt like it was never go­ing to end for me. I just felt tired, tired, tired,” says Bar­rino of that point in time when she was ready to throw in the towel.

Great fea­tures aside, the cur­rent is­sue of the mag­a­zine also fea­tures awe­some con­tests. We have 160 movie passes for The So­cial Net­work to give away, in­vites to the Flyniver­sary Party hap­pen­ing on Nov 6 at KL Live in Kuala Lumpur, and loads of other good­ies.

Galaxie, pub­lished by Star Pub­li­ca­tions (M) Bhd, is also avail­able on­line at galax­ieblog. com.my.

For more up­dates on the mag­a­zine, its blog and the en­ter­tain­ment world, fol­low Galaxie on Twit­ter (twit­ter.com/galax­iemag). – Ed­wardGomez

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