Selena Gomez graces the cover of Elle magazine’s July 2012 issue wearing a Balmain top and a Mugler skirt. Inside, Selena discusses her childhood, growing up in the Disney family, and her film career.
On her childhood: “I can remember about seven times when our car got stuck on the highway because we’d run out of gas money.” Still her mother, “saved up to take me to concerts. She took me to museums, aquariums, to teach me about the world, about what’s real.”
On growing up in the Disney family: “Disney is a machine, so people automatically assume that you can’t work for the channel unless you act and sing and dance and sign up for all that. That’s absolutely not true. I always did everything the way I wanted to do it.”
On her film career: “I get offered the teenybopper movies, and I’ve done that. I haven’t done a mega-hundred-billion-dollar Transformers movie, but that’s not what I want to do either.”
Also inside the July 2012 issue: Over 200 instant outfit ideas. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on June 19 or head to Elle.com.