Selena Gomez breaks her silence after removing herself from the Tabloid Industrial Complex. Inside the issue that will hit newsstands on September 25th, the most followed person on Instagram discusses her new album, working at a global anti-human-trafficking nonprofit, supporting Demi Lovato, and much more.
Selena wears Coach on the October covers of Elle US photographed by Mariano Vivanco with styling direction by Anna Trevelyan. Hair and makeup by Chris McMillan and Hung Vanngo, manicurist Tom Bachik.
On supporting Demi Lovato: “All I’m saying is, I reached out personally. I didn’t do a public thing. I didn’t want to. I…I love her. I’ve known her since I was seven. So…it’s…that’s what I’ll say.”
On turning 26: “It’s peaceful. It’s weird. The moment I turned 26, I felt 26. Right now, I feel very sure of where I am. I don’t feel erratic or emotionally unstable. Or like I can’t handle my emotions, like I used to. It’s kind of understanding myself a little more. By all means I don’t have myself figured out. But it feels good.”
On the meaning behind ‘Flawless,’ a song on her upcoming album: “Meaning through all your imperfections, you’re flawless. You’re not striving. It’s me encouraging a younger version of myself. Even when you’re imperfect, even when you’re feeling worthless, you are flawless. It’s a song I’m going to sing for the rest of my life.” (source)
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