Scene Kid Selena Gomez Deserves an Indie Sleaze Revival of Her Own

The indie sleaze revival has brought icons like Sky Ferreira and Avril Lavigne back into our lives, and I couldn’t be more thankful. But hear me out: Maybe the muse we really need right now is Selena Gomez. From 2007 to 2011, she was Disney’s resident scene kid with the pop rock band, streaky highlights, and edgy cuff bracelets to back it up. 

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The background: Our story began in 2007, when Gomez landed her breakout role as the sarcastic teenage witch Alex Russo on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place. Gomez dated singer and Jonas Brothers frontman Nick Jonas from 2008 to 2009, even appearing in the music video for “Burnin’ Up.” And soon, we started to see Gomez adopt an edgier image. In 2009, Gomez and friend turned Princess Protection Program costar Demi Lovato became embroiled in a rumored feud with Miley Cyrus and her friend Mandy. The feud played out primarily on YouTube, where Gomez, Lovato, and Cyrus took turns dissing each other on their respective channels. 

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