From Disney to Vogue.
This is big.
There’s not many better ways to kick off a new era than being on the cover of Vogue, and that’s exactly where Selena Gomez can be found.
The 24-year-old singer looks incredible on the cover of American Vogue’s April 2017 issue, wearing a Michael Kors two-piece and fabulous big hoop earrings.
Florals for spring? Okay, I won’t finish the joke because it’s over-used and I’ve not actually seen The Devil Wears Prada in its entirety, and Selena uses Vogue’s massive audience to speak openly about the importance of good mental health.
She gets really, really frank about her most recent touring experience – the Revival Tour was cancelled halfway before she even began the European leg.
“I was so used to performing for kids. At concerts I used to make the entire crowd raise up their pinkies and make a pinky promise never to allow anybody to make them feel that they weren’t good enough. Suddenly I have kids smoking and drinking at my shows, people in their 20s, 30s, and I’m looking into their eyes, and I don’t know what to say. I couldn’t say, ‘Everybody, let’s pinky-promise that you’re beautiful!’ It doesn’t work that way, and I know it because I’m dealing with the same shit they’re dealing with.”
Gomez’s place in the industry confuses me sometimes; the biggest Disney star after Miley Cyrus, she released some teen-marketed music and films before suddenly being positioned as ‘the new princess of pop’ with her Revival record in 2015. Given the title before earning it, it seemed.
“Good For You” was a hit for her but didn’t feel like much from pop’s supposed new princess. “Hands To Myself” has felt like her closest ‘moment’ of magic, however it fell a bit short. This Vogue interview gets very real and it seems Selena was aware of the disconnect more than anybody else.
Now, however, it appears Selena’s vision is fully realised and she’s ready to take full control of her new era. I’m ready.