Selena Gomez keeps it real — and looks a little different. #AllTheFilters!
In the 23-year-old's new feature as W magazine's March cover girl, Selly opens up about growing up famous, her high-profile relationship with Justin Bieber, and how she plans to completely remove herself from social media in a few years.
In the story called Liked by Many, the Same Old Love star admits it wasn't always that way — especially after her scrutinized breakup from the Biebs:
"At first I didn't care. To me it was: I'm 18, I have a boyfriend, we look cute together, we like that. Then I got my heart broken and I cared. Because people had no idea what was going on, but everywhere it was a million different things. I was kind of in a corner, banging my head against the wall. I didn't know where to go."
When it comes to her relationship with the Sorry singer, Selena is so over talking about it:
"I'm so exhausted. I honestly am so done. I care about his health and well-being. But I can't do it anymore."
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As far as her subtle transition from her innocent Disney image to the likes of Katy Perry, Rihanna and her bestie/mentor Taylor Swift, Miz Gomez shares:
"Once Disney was over, I was like: Oh, shit. I didn't know what I wanted to be. I had to learn to be myself."
And obviously every Disney kid did it differently. When asked about her so-called "feud" with Miley Cyrus from back in the day, the songstress adds:
"Every single girl has done it completely differently. Obviously, she wouldn't want to be doing what I'm doing, and I wouldn't want to be doing what she's doing. But I'm a fan of her music—I don't know if she'd say that about me. We never feuded. We both liked the same guy [Nick Jonas] when we were 16. It was just a Hilary Duff – Lindsay Lohan thing: ‘Oh, my God, we like the same boy!' We are now completely settled in our own lives."
One day, the Texas native — who currently stars in The Big Short, Neighbors 2, and the indie drama The Fundamentals of Caring — hopes to one day only be known for her acting:
"I know that I can go into a room and convince someone that I can be a character. I'll cut my hair, I'll shave it, I'll dye it. I'd go there in order for people to let Selena go."
But for now, no one (including us!) is ready to let the Selena we all know and love go.
Fortunately for now, the Good For You songstress is interacting with fans on social media — but that won't last forever:
"In a few years. I'll give all of it up. I'm utilizing social media right now because of my age and because, to be honest, everybody else in the world was talking about me, so I wanted a fucking say. I honestly had to, because I didn't really expect my life to be as public as it was. Is this going to destroy me or make me? I still have to make that choice on a daily basis."
You gotta do what you gotta do!
Although, the 161 million of us combined would miss seeing the brunette bombshell on our timelines!!!
[Image via Steven Klein/W Magazine.]
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