Selena Gomez Interview and Vogue Cover Story Reveals Selena’s Instagram Breakdown
Selena Gomez nabs her first Vogue US cover for the title’s April 2017 edition. With a legion of over 110 million Instagram followers, the announcement is no surprise. American Vogue is certainly not the first fashion outlet to harness the star power of Selena Gomez. The entertainer’s recent resume includes lucrative ad campaigns for Louis Vuitton and Coach. She even fronted one of the publication’s international titles, Vogue Brazil.
Lensed by photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Selena Gomez’s Vogue cover is sensual and enchanting. Styled in a sexy floral Michael Kors collection bralette and skirt, the imagery is vibrant. Inside the issue, we see Selena Gomez in an assortment of ‘spring’s upbeat style’. Shot on Location in Los Angeles, the starlet dons bright summery pieces from Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Dolce and Gabbana, Coach 1941, and Tory Burch. Adding to the warmer weather vibes, Gomez poses against classic West Coast scenery including sandy beaches and palm tree lined hills.
The Vogue cover story also includes a tell all Selena Gomez interview. In the conversation, Gomez opens up about everything from her public Instagram breakdown to being lonely on tour. “As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out,” Gomez says. “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.”
Selena also shares the being authentic and honest is important to her. “People so badly wanted me to be authentic,” she shares. “And when that happened, finally, it was a huge release.” She’s referring to her public Instagram breakdown and subsequent mental health treatment. “I’m not different from what I put out there,” she continues. “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.”
“I’ve cried onstage more times than I can count, and I’m not a cute crier,” she adds. “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.”
You can read more on Selena Gomez’s Vogue interview available on newsstands now. In the meantime, you can take a closer look at the full Vogue cover story in the gallery below.