Selena Gomez covers the October 2018 issue of ELLE magazine photographed by Mariano Vivanco and styled by Anna Trevelyan.
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.”
This story appears in the October 2018 issue of ELLE on newsstands September 25.
1st Cover: Silk-blend Slip Dress by Coach x Selena Gomez | Crystal and Brass Choker and Ring by Coach
2nd Cover: Jacket by Coach x Selena Gomez
3rd Cover: Sequin and Crystal-embellished Dress by Coach 1941
1st Image: Sequin and crystal-embellished Dress by Coach 1941
2nd Image: Printed–metal Mesh Dress by Paco Rabanne | Pink Gold and Diamond Necklace by Bulgari
3rd Image: Silk Crepe Fringe Gown by Versace | Tsavorite, Diamond, and Platinum Ring by Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection
4th Image: Feather-embroidered Chiffon Dress by Oscar de La Renta | Patent Leather Belt by Chanel | Sapphire, Diamond, and White Gold Ring by Chopard | Aquamarine, Diamond, and Platinum Bracelet by Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection
Makeup: Hung Vanngo
Hair: Chris McMillan
[Photo Credit: Mariano Vivanco/ELLE Magazine]