Selena Gomez Goes Shirtless for ‘V’ Magazine a la Gaga

Feb 17, 2015 at 5:10 pm |
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The year 2015 is turning Selena Gomez into a new woman. She’s letting go of her younger self and stepping outside of her comfort zone – and out of her clothes.

The 22-year-old posed topless in her latest photoshoot with V magazine. Her half-nude photo was a step in the right direction, as many think she’s reaching new heights with her maturity level. But she still has a long way to go until this baby-faced Disney star reaches adulthood. Her cover photo is actually comparable to Lady Gaga’s, as they both took the opportunity to make a big “reveal” on the cover.

In an interview with her former Spring Breakers co-star, James Franco, Gomez opened up about her state of depression. According to Entertainment News, Gomez stated:

“There were a few months where I was a little depressed, where I wouldn’t leave [my home] as much. I think I drove myself crazy for a little bit. It was just easier to say, ‘Hey, do you mind running to the grocery store and picking some stuff up? I don’t want to get photographed.'”

Being in the public eye  isn’t easy, especially when dealing with a highly publicized relationship with Justin Bieber. Even though Selena doesn’t refer to him by name, she does talk about her “first love.”Although she doesn’t regret a thing, Selena states:

“I think the next time [I have a boyfriend] will be much different … which will definitely not be anytime soon. That’s a growing up kind of thing. I was 18 years old, and it was my first love. The older I get, I’m guarding certain things more. When you’re young and you’re being told so many different things … it almost felt like all we had was each other, like the world was against us, in a way. It was really weird but it was incredible. I would never take it back in a million years. You live and you learn, you know?”

 

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Gomez has battled through so much ridicule and public assessment that her topless photo for V magazine came as a surprise  – and a slap in the face – to all those who doubted her. She does not regret the path she has taken so far, and she seems only to embrace the future, claiming:

“I’m super stoked that I’ve got some bumps on me, some scars, some bruises. I actually really love that. And I don’t mean that in a morbid way. I think this year is going to be incredible. I feel the best I’ve ever felt in my life.”

Gomez has a lot to look forward to in 2015. Rumor has it she is releasing new music produced with her unofficial boyfriend Zedd, and will have a star role in Franco’s upcoming film, In Dubious Battle, based off of Steinbeck’s novel. This is an exciting chapter for Gomez – new mentality and a fresh new start.

Selena admits she cannot pronounce Zedd’s real name! Check out the video below.

Check out Selena Gomez’s biggest reveal ever! Is this a step in the right direction?