Selena Gomez stars as a cover girl for the January 2016 edition of British InStyle magazine, captured by Jeff Hahn and styled by Arabella Greenhill.
On growing up with a single mom:
We used to run out of gas on the highway. I still can’t wrap my head around what she [mom] did for me. [Gomez says of the time before she landed her breakout starring role, on the Disney Channel show Wizards Of Waverly Place, when she was 15. They moved to LA, but Teefey (Selena’s mother) had one condition] She always said, “If you’re not having fun, we’re going home”.
On being quizzed about dating Justin Bieber:
It’s really hard because I’m a nice person. I’m just tired of talking about it. I never intended for my life to become a tabloid story.
On hanging out with Taylor Swift:
People have this fantasy that we’re in our underwear, having pillow fights. We just play good music – sometimes live – and eat, and hang out.[She say she also counsels Swift in ‘the boy departmnt’, while her best friend sets her straight on regrets.] I’ll be like, “I think I totally screwed up”, but Taylor says, “Actutally, you didn’t” and shows me how to make my mistakes into something great.
On those Zayn Malik rumours and dating:
If he had asked me out on a date, I would be seen with him. Just kidding, but not kidding. I hate it. It’s hard and I’m weirded out by the idea that a guy has googled me before we meet, and that has happened. I feel like I look 16 sometimes, which is a bummer because I would love to date older guys.
On choosing to pose nude for the cover of Revivial after the online criticism about her body image:
It hurt my feelings because I never experienced that before, but I didn’t want [that] to be the story, so i said, “I don’t care what you think!” This newfound bravado has carried over into her personal style too. I’m learning that you can be comfortable and still look beautiful. Does she look in the mirror and see herself as beautiful? Some days, I like what I see. Other days I’m like, “I’m not even going to bother”.