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Selena Gomez didn't try for Instagram following

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Selena Gomez didn't try for Instagram following

Selena Gomez never set out to be the most followed person on Instagram.

The 23-year-old singer loves using the photo-sharing website, but insists she hasn't done anything in particular to attract 89 million followers.

She said: "It comes in a moment when I capture something happening, and I go, 'Oh, that would be great for Instagram. I should post it.' I know it's boring, but that's genuinely what I do.

"It wasn't my goal to be the most followed person. It's my favorite social platform.

"I'm not sure there's a method to my madness.

"I go, 'Oh, that would be great for Instagram.' "

The 'Come and Get It' singer likes to find a "balance" between flattering photos and natural ones that offer a glimpse into her life.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: "I try to find a good balance of just being 100 percent myself and knowing when to post a really good selfie with good lighting."

A recent post of Selena eating an ice lolly and riding a shopping cart inside a Canadian supermarket led some fans to speculate that her pictures are actually staged.

However, she insists it was a genuine moment, but captured by her tour photographer who had joined her on an outing.

She said: "I've created this bond with him, so it's super organic when he takes photos.

"We were in the grocery store, all shopping for the bus, and I always eat when I shop. I remember one of the comments said, 'I cannot believe she rented out the grocery store for a photo shoot,' and I died laughing. I was like, 'Well, I didn't.' "