Selena Gomez’s dad used her to pick up chicks at Hooters when she was 7

What childhood traumas can drive a young woman to do drastic things like date Justin Bieber? Apparently taking trips to Hooters with her dad as a seven-year-old, if we’re to believe Selena Gomez.

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Gomez tells Harper’s Bazaar, via the New York Post, in the latest issue of the magazine:

“When I was 7, my dad would go to Hooters to watch [San Antonio] Spurs games.

“But he started noticing that when I would come, with my little pigtails, all the waitresses would be like, ‘Hey!’ So he ended up half spending time with me but with all those cute girls coming over.

“And that became our thing.”

A girl has to learn about the importance of push-up bras as well as exchanging chicken wings and subtle booty shaking for money at some point in life, I suppose.

Fortunately, Gomez wasn’t actually too affected by the trips to the breastaurant; the Harper’s Bazaar interview took place in another Hooters location.