Selena Gomez, featured in the latest issue of LATINA, revealed to the magazine that she would like to learn Spanish, adding that Rosetta Stone is number one on this year’s Christmas list.
“I really want to get Rosetta Stone, because I really need to learn my language (Spanish),” she remarked.
Selena, Italian on her mother’s side and Mexican on her father’s, admitted that she was really nervous at the Latin award shows because she could not speak Spanish fluently.
“I practice (Spanish), but I can understand it better than I can speak it. So in a lot of my interviews that I did recently, they would speak to me in Spanish and I would answer back in English. They were like, ‘You pick it up so easily,’ but I don’t want to say it in Spanish because I’d be embarrassed if I mess something up.”
Despite her insecurities about speaking Spanish, Selena did confess that she does NOT think you have to be 100% fluent to be classified as a “real” Latina. ”At first I did, but I started to see all these people that accepted me regardless of the fact that I didn’t speak it,” she concluded.