Selena Gomez Goes Retro on the Cover of Billboard Magazine
Ooh la la! Selena Gomez is showing lots of skin on the cover of Billboard this month. The 'Who Says' songstress donned a retro-inspired look, wearing a yellow bikini and a short hairdo of bleach-blond ringlets. We wonder if Justin Bieber has his girlfriend's sexy cover hung up on his wall yet...
Gomez was also interviewed in Billboard magazine, and the 19-year-old singer/actress opened up about her upcoming projects, her respect for fellow former Disney star Shia LaBeouf, and her feelings on the Internet.
Although many people would crack under the pressure of juggling two careers -- in Gomez's case, singer and actress -- it's all in a days work for the teen star. "It's obviously an important phase in my career, and personally," Gomez says of her upcoming music ('When the Sun Goes Down') and film ('Monte Carlo') releases. "The good news is I have been juggling acting and singing for two-and-a-half to three years. But I have to start over in some areas. It's interesting to start taking risks, to grow up through my music."
It's also helpful that Gomez has such a strong support system when it comes to making smart career choices. "My mom has been my manager since day one," she says. "She helps me make choices correctly. She protects me."
Gomez, who hit it big as the star of Disney's 'Wizards of Waverly Place,' continues to say that she looks to one person in particular when it comes to shedding her Disney persona. "[Shia LaBeouf] did it really well," says Gomez of the former 'Even Stevens' star. "He's talented and doing wonderful things. Everybody has their own vision of how they want things to play out . . . Eventually I hope to make a record in Spanish. I don't do anything that's not organic. I don't like putting my name on anything I don't approve."
Gomez also shared some inside info on 'When the Sun Goes Down,' which drops June 21. "It's techno dance," Gomez explains. "Pop is something I'm most comfortable with and these are producers who know me and know the direction we want to go in. The songs are tailored to me and my style. I'm very lucky."
Although she loves reaching out to her fans, Gomez isn't as Internet-crazed as most people her age are. "I have a love-hate relationship with the Internet," Gomez says, also telling Billboard that she manages her own Twitter account. "I don't like it in general -- it's vicious. But it's also incredible that I can connect with fans, because I love to hear their feedback and let them know about my life."
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