Selena Gomez and all of her glory deservingly cover the December 2012 issue of Glamour Magazine, where she’s wearing a sexy champagne heart-shaped Zac Posen dress and cherry red lips surrounded by party balloons.
She has been named one of the magazine’s Women of the Year, due to her work with UNICEF’s 2012 Tap Project, as well as staying a sweetheart, humble and down to earth — even though she’s a big celebrity.
Inside the issue, which hits newsstands on November 6th, she speaks on being grateful the way her mom raised her, eye opening moments for her, and much more. Take a look at a few excerpts from her interview, as well as photos from her spread by Ellen von Unwerth below.
On how her mom raised her:
“[Nods] Uh-huh! I definitely didn’t appreciate it when I was little. I was frustrated that my parents weren’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. I’m terrified of what I would have become if I’d stayed there. I’m sure I’d have two children by now. But I love the people, and I’m glad I grew up there. It’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 I’m reflecting her at the end of the day.”
On not letting negativity affect her (those Beleibers are CRAY-CRAY!):
“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. 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.”
On if her 15-year-old self would be surprised at what her life looks like now:
“Yeah, because I was so scared and so shy back then. I mean, 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. 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.”