The former Disney starlet graces the cover of Glamour magazine’s December issue as the year’s Woman of the Year. Celebrating her newly-crowned title, Gomez, 20, is seen showing a little bit of skin in a plethora of low-cut gowns in the photo spread.
“Woman of the Year — I didn’t even know I was a woman! I’m very honored… and it’s a very, very big deal to me,” Gomez gushed in the article. “I’m going to hold it close to my heart.”
And the “Who Says” singer has a lot of people to thank — including her boyfriend Justin Bieber‘s dedicated fans.
“I adore his fans. I would never, ever want to disrespect them,” Gomez said. “You know, I get it: I was obsessed with Jesse McCartneygrowing up! He was my world. My high school crush. So I respect it, and if anything, I admire it.”
Though some Beliebers may brush off Gomez for dating their pop idol, Gomez confesses that she doesn’t let that type of negativity affect her life anymore.
“If I had let all of the negative stuff affect me, I don’t think I would be satisfied with the person I am now,” she said. “That’s what I tell my fans: If you’re miserable with everything going on in school, that is so not going to matter the moment you leave.”
“My mom always told me, ‘Just turn the other cheek and keep moving forward.’ That’s something I’ve always done, and now I look back and I have no regrets,” she added.
Due to her busy schedule, Gomez also says that she doesn’t have time or feuds and rumors.
“I grew up in one of the biggest high schools in the world, and that’s the Disney Channel. Everybody was falling in love with each other or not liking each other, and it was exhausting…and I was the shy one in the corner. And now I’m so opinionated, and I don’t have time for the cattiness,” said Gomez. “I have good people around me, and I’m glad I’m at the place I’m in. I wish I was there back then.”
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