Gracing her first cover for the mag, Selena Gomez is the April 2017 cover star for Vogue magazine. On the cover which was shot Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Selena is wearing a MICHAEL KORS SPRING 2017 floral top & skirt. In the issue, she talks her stay in rehab, canceling her tour last summer, being the most followed person on instagram and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see her fashion spread. For more on Selena's feature visit Vogue.com and pick up a copy on newsstand.
Louis Vuitton bodysuit and dress. Jennifer Fisher earrings. Alexander McQueen cuffs.
People so badly wanted me to be authentic, and when that happened, finally, it was a huge release. I’m not different from what I put out there. I’ve been very vulnerable with my fans, and sometimes I say things I shouldn’t. But I have to be honest with them. I feel that’s a huge part of why I’m where I am.
On shutting down her tour last summer:
Tours are a really lonely place for me. My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage. Basically I felt I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t capable. I felt I wasn’t giving my fans anything, and they could see it—which, I think, was a complete distortion. I was so used to performing for kids. At concerts I used to make the entire crowd raise up their pinkies and make a pinky promise never to allow anybody to make them feel that they weren’t good enough. Suddenly I have kids smoking and drinking at my shows, people in their 20s, 30s, and I’m looking into their eyes, and I don’t know what to say. I couldn’t say, ‘Everybody, let’s pinky-promise that you’re beautiful!’ It doesn’t work that way, and I know it because I’m dealing with the same shit they’re dealing with. What I wanted to say is that life is so stressful, and I get the desire to just escape it. But I wasn’t figuring my own stuff out, so I felt I had no wisdom to share. And so maybe I thought everybody out there was thinking, This is a waste of time.
On working with Disney:
I worked with Disney for four years,. It’s a very controlled machine. They know what they represent, and there was, 100 percent, a way to go about things.
On being the most followed person on instagram:
As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out. It had become so consuming to me. It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn’t want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn’t want to care about. I always end up feeling like shit when I look at Instagram. Which is why I’m kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit.
Tommy Hilfiger Collection
Dolce & Gabban Spring 2017