Selena Gomez Goes Topless for Stunning 'GQ' Photospread, Talks Childhood in the Spotlight

by Zach Seemayer 7:02 AM PDT, April 13, 2016
Playing Selena Gomez Goes Topless for Stunning 'GQ' Photospread, Talks Childhood in the Spotlight

Selena Gomez isn’t holding back.

The 23-year-old "Hands to Myself" singer sat down with GQ magazine to talk about growing up in the Hollywood spotlight, and posed for a mature photospread that radiated a retro-'70s vibe.

Photo: GQ
Photo: GQ

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"I didn't have the opportunity to figure out my life without people having an opinion every step of the way," shared Gomez, who started acting when she was 10 years old with a role on Barney & Friends alongside fellow singer and actress Demi Lovato.

Photo: GQ

Despite having less control over her formative years than she would have liked, Gomez said she rejects self-pity.

"I chose this," she explained. "So I'm not gonna sit here and say, 'Oh, my God, poor me, I didn't have a normal childhood.' I don't give a f**k about that."

Photo: GQ
Photo: GQ

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Gomez got her big break on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place when she was 15, and she's come a long way since as her personal style has matured notably in recent years.

In 2012 she broke out of her nice-girl image by co-starring in the bleak crime drama Spring Breakers, and next month, she will play a villainous sorority sister in the raunchy comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, alongside Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Chloe Grace Moretz.

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Recalling her time on the Neighbors 2 set, Gomez recounted to GQ, "I was cussing a lot and being dramatic." Fans will see just how wild Gomez got when the film hits theaters May 20.

Check out the raucous trailer below for a look at Gomez's forthcoming comedy, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.