Selena Gomez Talks Power and Guys With Seventeen
Posted on January 22, 2014
Selena Gomez covers the March 2014 issue of Seventeen magazine. In the cover shoot, Selena sports shirts with words on them, including "Power," "Dream," "Loyal," "Brave," and "Respect." These words were the focus of the Seventeen interview. Selena talked about feeling powerful, never changing for a guy and surrounding herself with the right people.
On Feeling Powerful: "This year is when I really started feeling powerful. I had always been the underdog secretly. I was on Disney when it was Miley [Cyrus], the Jonas Brothers, and Demi [Lovato]. I questioned the way I looked, acted, sang, and wrote. Then I turned 20, went through a really bad breakup, and realized I needed to have Come & Get It be amazing. I wanted it all to be me. I'm glad it's taken me this long to get where I am because now I am ready for it."
On Never Changing for a Guy: "I actually talked to Katy Perry about guys who are intimidated by strong girls. I haven't found someone yet who could understand my lifestyle, support it, love me through it, and not be threatened by it. It's hard. I do think I might scare some guys, because I'm like, 'I want to change the world! I have dreams! What do you want to do?' But I only know how to be me."
On Being Around Supportive People: "I noticed my friends were different, that we were all becoming supportive. I'd get so angry at a friend and tell another friend and she'd just say, 'Why don't you look at her side.' And those things piss you off in the moment, but then you realize that that's who you want to be surrounded by."