Selena Gomez Seventeen Cover Girl

selena-gomez-seventeen-high-quality-scans (6)On feeling powerful: ‘This year is when I really started feeling powerful. I had always been the underdog secretly. I was on Disney when it was Miley [Cyrus], the Jonas Brothers, and Demi [Lovato], Even though my show was picked up, it seemed like I was putting in so much work and seeing no results. I questioned the way I looked, acted, sang, and wrote.

I started becoming very stale with my music, and I realized that I was doing things for other people. Then I turned 20, went through a really bad breakup, and realized I needed to pick up everything. I needed to have “Come & Get It” It’d be amazing. I wanted it all to be me. I was tired of feeling defeated.

All this time, And I was so pissed trying to figure out why I felt like such an underdog, and I finally realized I just wasn’t ready. I’m glad it’s taken me this long to get where I am because now I am ready for it.’

On her girlfriends: ‘I love my girl friends more than I’ve loved any of my boyfriends because they have supported me, loved me, and always stood by my side. Some girl will drop you in five seconds for the right guy. That’s not how it’s suppose to be.’

That’s why I love Demi and Taylor [Swift] they support females and love to have that empowerment! I wish girls would stop hurting each other. It’s all competitive through fashion, best friends, and boys, boys, boys! My wish is that girls would love girls more.’

On her fans: ‘I don’t feel like I can do enough for my fans. I work a lot, I work hard, and I get tired. But when you walk onstage and see these people who wait hours outside just to see you, it’s the greatest thing in the world. But it baffles me because they do so much for me and I don’t feel like I can do enough for them.’

On Katy Perry: ‘I actually talked to Katy Perry about guys who are intimidated by strong girls. I haven’t found someone yet who could understand my lifestyle, support it, love me through it, and not be threatened by it. It’s hard.

I do think I might scare some guys, because I’m like, ‘I want to change the world! I have dreams! What do you want to do?’ But I only know how to be me. I’ve changed myself for guys, and it doesn’t work. Eventually, I will find someone who is going to like me for the crazy person I am.’

On Lorde: ‘I recently did an interview and they asked me who I thought was up-and-coming and making a difference. I said, “She doesn’t like me, but Lorde,” I’m going to support her whether she likes me or not because I think she’s doing great things. I’ve never met her, but she’s extremely talented, and she has a voice that she likes to use, and I think that’s great. Someday I will see her and we’ll be cool.’

On her 3x Platinum smash, Who Says: ‘I love my song ‘Who Says’. It’s my anthem for girls,When I perform it, I have everyone sing to me and don’t sing. I want them to hear themselves say, “Who says I’m not perfect? Who says I’m not beautiful? Who says I’m not worth it?’ It’s the coolest thing for girls to feel that.’

On speaking your mind: ‘You can’t be afraid of what people are going to say, because you’re never going to make everyone happy. Girls are scared of saying what they want. So when you don’t like something, you have to say it. Demi taught me that. Just saying it out loud is the first step to taking away the fear.

It took me a long time to be able to say what I wanted, even with my parents. I tried to beat around the bush, but I realized if I just said what I was thinking, I would feel so much better. It’s not easy, but there’s a way to do it. Simply say, ‘No, this doesn’t feel right,’ as opposed to doing it aggressively.’

  • anonymous

    ‘the 17 most powerful girls’ including everyone under management by hollywood records? that should be illegal

    she’s given up basically and curled up into some ‘i’m a vulnerable but strong girl’ ball using her fingers to try to touch ‘lorde’


  • Lolo

    Selenaaa still do these teen magazines. God grow up

    • Ricardo

      In this way I support her, I mean this interview can help some teenagers.. so I kinda like this.

    • Zaina777

      God shut up…

    • Julia

      Well her demographic is TEENAGERS, she’s under a TEEN star record label. Plus teen mags still have older people than her, so stfu.

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    I like everything she said except the Lorde thing, I mean Lorde never said anything about HER just the song yet Selena still keeps saying otherwise.

    • johnny

      Taylor is friends with Lorde so maybe she does know for a fact that Lorde doesn’t like her.

      • Marina And My Diamonds


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  • boystan

    when will your fave have a clothing line in kmart

  • johnny

    She wasn’t really a underdog at Disney. Her show actually had great ratings and three Emmy wins. She was more popular on the channel and in music sales than Demi. Jonas and Miley kind of died down once her and Demi stepped on the scene.

    • anonymous

      yeah she’s just whining

    • Ricardo

      I think that was the way she felt.. not was really was.


    prayer circle that selena didn’t send nudes to bieber on his phone :

  • Queen Amanda Bynes

    where is selena?!

  • Silver

    I love her. Lets change the world together Selena!!