Sabrina Carpenter reveals what she 'has no control' over amid global fame


Sabrina Carpenter knows she "cannot control" the way others see her.
The 25-year-old singer started her career on Disney Channel more than a decade ago and has released a string of albums since but is now receiving global attention with her summer smash hit 'Espresso' and has to remind herself on a daily basis that she can do nothing about the way others perceive her.
She told Vanity Fair: "I think, for me, right now, you aren't ever going to really fully control the way that people see you. That is something I have to re-accept every day. I'm at a point now where I'm just trying to not take it so seriously. The things that people say, I know that these people have very little context on me as an actual person so that makes me feel a little bit better.
The 'Please Please Please' songstress also noted that her "least favourite" thing about being on tour now is that anyone can capture her from an unflattering angle at any time but deals with it by pretending that it is an alter-ego of herself who takes to the stage.
"But if I'm gonna be super real...do I like that someone can just take a photo from the craziest angle on human earth? No...but because I'm a girl and you know...that's maybe my least favourite thing about being on tour. Because I'll be like 'That's what I look like?' But it's a video so I'll just think 'Oh that was some other girl, that was my alter ego. That wasn't me out there!'"
Sabrina also noted that her "self-development" has been a process of learning not to worry about mistakes she has made in the past and focusing on what memories she wants to take into the future.
She said: "It's a process of making mistakes and not trying to stay up worrying about those mistakes. I think it's a mixture of that and then trying not to take it all so seriously. I guess what they say is that it's the times you're gonna look back on. I try to make decisions now that I'm afraid to make because I'm young and I can get away with it."