Selena Gomez Covers InStyle UK, Talks Zayn Malik Dating Rumors, Body Shaming and more

November 27, 2015

Selena Gomez graces the cover of InStyle UK. poses for a photo spread and opens up about her dating life, and addresses the rumors she is dating Zayn Malik. She also spoke about the body shaming she has experienced online and how she’s coping with it.

Selena Gomez

The former Disney star that she is, Selena Gomez at 23 is coming into her own as a pop music superstar. She’s got a legion of loyal fans, the Selenadors, and with the release of her latest album, ‘Revival’ she’s garnered some notice and indeed respect from music critics as well.

And in a wide-ranging interview with InStyle UK she has plenty to say about her life post-Disney and her life, now that she’s no longer longer a tabloid mainstay as Justin Bieber’s girlfriend. She said nothing else about him except to tell the publication how she feels about being asked about him. She said, “It’s really hard because I’m a nice person. I’m just tired of talking about it. I never intended for my life to become a tabloid story.”

She also addressed rumors that she is dating former One Direction member Zayn Malik. She said, “If he had asked me out on a date, I would be seen with him. Just kidding, but not kidding.” She goes on to acknowledge she is dating and says of it, “I hate it…It’s hard and I’m weirded out by the idea that a guy has googled me before we meet, and that has happened.”

She went on to say, “I feel like I look 16 sometimes, which is a bummer because I would love to date older guys.”

She also opened up about her decision to pose sans clothing for her ‘Revival’ album cover in response to the body shaming she has experienced. She said, “It hurt my feelings because I never experienced that before, but I didn’t want [that] to be the story, so I said, “I don’t care what you think!”

She went on to open up about how she feels about her appearance. She said, “I’m learning that you can be comfortable and still look beautiful.” She went on to say of looking at herself in the mirror, “Some days, I like what I see. Other days I’m like, “I’m not even going to bother”.’

The photos are marvelous, and Selena Gomez rather than looking like a model, gives the aura of a 1950s movie star, a young Ava Gardner perhaps. You can see the behind-the-scenes video and the cover below. For more of the interview, check out InStyle here.

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