July 12, 2011 10:15 PM

Actress and singer Selena Gomez learns how to navigate life after Disney

With self-assurance and self-doubt in dizzyingly equal proportions, 18-year-old actress and singer Selena Gomez, 18, is walking the tightrope from teen idol toward mature stardom in 5-inch heels, struggling against the perception she’s just a Disney girl.

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