Selena Gomez to feature on Coach’s first-ever podcast

Coach collaborator Selena Gomez is helping the fashion label launch its brand new podcast.Selena has been working closely with Coach boss Stuart Vevers since late 2016, when she signed a reported $10 million (£7.7 million) deal to model and design for…

Coach collaborator Selena Gomez is helping the fashion label launch its brand new podcast.

Selena has been working closely with Coach boss Stuart Vevers since late 2016, when she signed a reported $10 million (£7.7 million) deal to model and design for the label.

Now she’s been tapped to appear on Coach’s first-ever Dream It Real podcast.

“Authenticity is, for me, not minding being myself anymore,” she says in the episode. “I’ve always wanted to be me, but when I was younger, I was very insecure. I started in this industry really young, and I think that you kind of create this other persona of yourself.”

According to WWD, Selena will also open up about her thoughts on social media, self-acceptance, her collaboration with Cardi B, and her upcoming album.

Dream It Real, a weekly podcast hosted by writer and editor Heben Nigatu, launches on Wednesday (24Apr19), and intends to be a platform to inspire young people to follow their dreams.

Fellow Coach ambassador Michael B. Jordan will appear on the second episode, where he’ll talk about Hollywood inclusion, overcoming insecurity as a young actor and his dream to one day open a school.

And future guests include Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt, and Coach creative director Stuart.

Carlos Becil, global chief marketing officer of Coach, shared his excitement over the new podcast in a statement.

“I am excited to launch the Dream It Real podcast, a thought-provoking and inspiring series of unfiltered conversations,” he said. “Our goal is to continue our commitment to empowering young people, and to provide a platform where they can simply be themselves and find the confidence they need to create the world they envision.”

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Michael B. Jordan and Selena Gomez promote Coach charity drive

New Coach ambassador Michael B. Jordan is stepping up his duties at the American fashion house.The Creed actor and fellow Coach face Selena Gomez are a central part of the label’s new charity drive, the Dream It Real initiative, which is being rolled o…

New Coach ambassador Michael B. Jordan is stepping up his duties at the American fashion house.

The Creed actor and fellow Coach face Selena Gomez are a central part of the label’s new charity drive, the Dream It Real initiative, which is being rolled out to support young people and help them turn their dreams into reality.

Coach, led by Stuart Vevers, has teamed up with youth charity The Future Project, which places ‘Dream Directors’ to mentor students in high schools across the United States. The two stars will work as honorary Dream Directors throughout the year.

Coach has also donated $1.4 million (£1 million) to help The Future Project’s mission, and is launching a film to promote the launch of Dream It Real.

Uploading photos of Michael and Selena to the Coach Instagram account, brand representatives outlined the new project.

“Optimism, courage and authenticity. What The Future Project sees in their network of @dreamdirectors, we see in Coach’s #MichaelBJordan and #SelenaGomez. That’s why they’ll be joining us as honorary Dream Directors, dedicated to helping students bring passion-based projects to life. #DreamItReal #CoachNY,” one caption reads.

And speaking to Vogue, Kanya Balakrishna, chief executive officer and co-founder of the Future Project, shared her joy at the new partnership.

“Virtually every movement in history has been led by young people – and today, we need their leadership more than ever,” she stated. “We are proud to partner with Coach, a brand that is willing to stand behind the unlimited potential of a generation.”

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