Selena hosted the event, which celebrates young people making a difference in the world, and showed off her new short haircut for the first time.
Selena Gomez Meets Laurie Hernandez at WE Day 2017
FYI: Selena is wearing a Brock Collection outfit, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Jennifer Fisher earrings on the red carpet. Her first on-stage look includes a Sonia Rykiel top, ReDone Denim, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Jennifer Fisher earrings. Her second on-stage look is a Jenny Packham leather jacket.
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It’s a definite possibility that Laurie Hernandez could be your favorite new Disney star.
While the gymnast is definitely looking at a second go at the Olympics, she’s also looking at heading to the small and big screen!
Speaking with Team USA, Laurie opened up about her acting ambitions.
“I just finished an audition tape for Disney, and I’m waiting to hear,” she admits. “I think absolutely I would love to be an actress.”
Laurie adds, “I notice as the months go by, I have a bigger love for it. I watched a movie (the romantic fantasy ‘The Age of Adeline’) the other day, and then re-watched it with the director’s (commentary), including ideas for the scenes. It was fascinating, and it’s such amazing acting. I would love to do that.”
There’s no question of if Aly Raisman is an inspirational person, we can tell you that she 100% is — and she keeps on proving it with an amazing essay.
The Olympic gymnast wrote for Elle magazine about positivity in just not her body, but in life.
“I saw in an interview one time, someone said instead of picking myself apart in the mirror, which is what so many people do, I start the day by telling myself that I look good and to focus on being a good person, working hard, and being smart and that makes me feel more beautiful and more confident,” Aly writes for the glossy.
“When you feel confident in the kind of person you are, everything else falls into place.”
She adds, “But you can’t rely on someone else to make you feel confident. You have to figure it out from within. Sometimes people expect others to make them feel confident and there is so much pressure if you’re in a relationship [for] the other person has to make you feel confident, but you have to love yourself first before you can really be happy.”
Laurie just uploaded an awww-worthy photo of herself as a little girl, smiling with an empty bowl and spoon, donning space buns and a blue sweatshirt.
The best part of the picture? She recreated it! Laurie uploaded a present-day image of herself, also donning space buns and a blue sweatshirt, mimicking her closed-mouth smile and empty cereal bowl. The only difference is that she’s holding her spoon a little higher, a fact that she notes in her caption.
Laurie Hernandez is so excited about American Girl‘s latest special and so are we!
The 16-year-old Olympic gymnast stepped out to support An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance on Monday (March 20) at the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics and JJJ was there to get the exclusive scoop.
Laurie was joined by the movie’s stars Nina Lu and Hannah Nordberg as they chatted about the upcoming special which centers around gymnastics, friends and family in San Francisco in 1976.
During the event, we had the trio take over our Instagram story and Laurie even shared some gymnastics tips with us!
Check out our entire Instagram takeover below…
American Girl Ivy & Julie Cast Instagram Takeover With Laurie Hernandez
An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance airs Friday, March 24 on Amazon Prime Video.
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