You’ve probably heard of Bea Miller from her performance on the X Factor but this girl has come a long way since then. The 17-year-old New Jersey native has her second album coming out this fall and recently released her single from the album, titled “Yes Girl.” Oh, and she’s low key touring with Selena Gomez on her Revival tour. Here is everything you want to know about your new favorite girl crush Bea Miller.

10 Things You Need to Know About Bea Miller

On growing up with two moms

When gay marriage was legalized, Bea said it was particularly important to her because she grew up with two moms who were never legally married. Her mothers are separated now, but when they were kids Bea and her sisters got their moms to have a little makeshift marriage. The girls were flower girls and her parents put on white dresses. When gay marriage was legalized, Bea said, “This is a really good day for me and for my family, and for a lot of family friends, and just a lot of people around America.”

On a house full of girls

Since she had two mothers and sisters, Bea grew up in a house full of girls. She thinks it made her a better person because she no longer felt the need to be competitive with other women. “I think it made me a lot less catty because a lot of girls, especially who are around my age, are very catty and very mean to each other… I feel like it’s really hard to be friends with a lot of girls sometimes because they can be so mean to each other.”

On why her second favorite song on her album is important to her

Bea would never write about something that she couldn’t relate to so when she wrote a song about bullying, it came from her heart. “Paper doll” is about having someone try to make you feel like you’re not good enough. She said she cried when she was in the studio writing it and knew it was something a lot of people could relate to.

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On her acting career

She was a child actress and had roles in movies including playing the voice of Molly in “Toy Story 3” and had a voice role in “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”.

On being blue

Bea was blue when she was born because the umbilical cord was tied around her neck. She jokes that in her first few seconds on earth she accomplished being the color of a smurf!

On going on tour with Demi Lovato

Touring with Demi was an insane experience for Bea because she was a fan since she was a kid, saying she used to sing Demi’s songs in her room into her hairbrush. “If you had told me when I was nine that I was going to go on tour with her when I was fifteen, first of all I would not have believed you, but then if you convinced me it was true I would have just cried for probably seven days in a row consecutively.”

On the rich kids in high school

Bea found it hard because she went to school with a lot of rich kids who would take their wealth for granted and weren’t grateful for what they had. “They didn’t recognize that not everyone is as lucky as they are. I would go to school in my leggings from Target, my hand-me-down t-shirt from my next door neighbor, the same shoes that I’d had for the entire year and the backpack that I had gotten in fourth grade. Then there’d be kids that would show up with their cool designer clothes with designer backpack and belt. They would just act like they were better than everyone else for it.”

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On touring with Selena Gomez

When they first started touring Bea still hadn’t met Selena because she was so busy. Once they did meet, Selena was a sweetheart and sent Bea flowers on the first night of the tour. Bea is killing it with her fans, saying she can’t believe how many people are able to sing along to her songs.

On standing up for herself

She might be young, but she is wise. Bea refuses to let people walk all over her and like her album title indicates, she won’t apologize if something isn’t her fault. She says, “I don’t feel like I need to apologize for standing up for myself, and speaking up for myself, and saying what I want to say. A lot of young girls especially have trouble with that. I’m not afraid to speak my mind.” At only seventeen Bea is a good role model for all of us.

On what she likes to do when she has free time

“I literally like to just sit at home eating spicy, hot Doritos, and [I like] watching “New Girl”. That’s, literally, all I do with my life.”

On the first time she heard her song on the radio

Bea was going to sing a song on a radio show but before she went they planned this. We can’t really describe her face, you just have to watch it: