Selena Gomez covers the December 2012 issue of Glamour Magazine, and if you ask me, she’s never looked more beautiful. She’s transitioning beautifully from a child actress into a young woman. (Do I sound as old as I feel?) The 20-year-old sat down with Glamour to talk about her life in Texas, and where she’d be if she didn’t go down this celebrity path.
On her childhood in Texas, being raised by a single mom: â€œI definitely didnâ€™t appreciate [my upbringing] when I was little. I was frustrated that my parents werenâ€™t together and never saw the light at the end of the tunnel where my mom was working hard to provide a better life for me. Iâ€™m terrified of what I would have become if Iâ€™d stayed there. Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™d have two children by now.â€
More on Texas:Â â€œI love the people, and Iâ€™m glad I grew up there. Itâ€™s because of [my mom] that I can do things on my own. I like being professional. I like showing up on time. I like being good to people, and I know that Iâ€™m reflecting her at the end of the day.â€
Looking back on her 15-year-old self:Â â€œI was so scared and so shy back then. I mean, I grew up in one of the biggest high schools in the world, and thatâ€™s the Disney Channel. Everybody was falling in love with each other or not liking each other, and it was exhausting. I was the shy one in the corner. Now Iâ€™m so opinionated, and I donâ€™t have time for the cattiness. I have good people around me, and Iâ€™m glad Iâ€™m at the place Iâ€™m in. I wish I was there back then.â€
On Taylor Swift:Â â€œI actually did talk to Taylor last week, and we were like, â€˜I donâ€™t even remember the last time I saw you,â€™ which is really unfortunate. But if [life] gets too dire, I fly to Taylor or I fly home or I fly to Justin.â€
On negativity:Â â€œIf I had let all of the negative stuff affect me, I donâ€™t think I would be satisfied with theÂ personÂ I am now. Thatâ€™s what I tell my fans: If youâ€™re miserable with everything going on in school, that is so not going to matter the moment you leave. My mom always told me, â€˜Just turn the other cheek and keep moving forward.â€™ Thatâ€™s something Iâ€™ve always done, and now I look back and I have no regrets.â€
She sounds very level-headed, don’t you think? Do we really think that she and Justin are still together? Haven’t seen them together in quite a while…