Exclusive: Selena Gomez talks fashion and make-up: 'I never care about paparazzi'
Published Feb 21 2012, 17:11 GMT | By Ryan Love
At just 19, Selena Gomez
has the world's eyes on her every move. From stepping out with boyfriend Justin Bieber to walking red carpets at some of the most glamorous events, the singer and actress is never far away from a photographer. In our exclusive interview, Gomez reveals her fashion interests, how she likes to keep things simple at home and what she really thinks of being photographed without her make-up on.Are you a fan of fashion, Selena?
"I am a huge fan of fashion! Fashion is so much fun. I like to dress up and do different things with my wardrobe. I try to be different whenever I can."Do you feel under pressure to wear the coolest clothes?
"To be honest, I feel really lucky because I don't feel the need to be pretty for anybody else but me. I don't wear outfits or dresses because I feel like it's going to make the best-dressed lists in magazines; I really couldn't care less about things like that."What do you care about when it comes to fashion?
"As long as I feel pretty and I feel confident in what I'm doing, then that's all that matters to me. I think I got lucky because that's what my mum taught me and that's what I grew up thinking."Do you enjoy getting dressed up for glamorous red carpet events?
"I love glamming up for red carpets every now and then, but I can't do it all the time. It's nice to feel pretty and it's nice to get dressed up, but it's also nice to strike a balance because it's nice to be out of the spotlight every now and then."What do you like to wear when you relax at home?
"When I'm home, I'm a jeans and T-shirt girl. I keep it simple and I don't wear any make-up. I put my hair up and I relax. That's bliss to me."Do you enjoy wearing expensive designer outfits?
"It's funny because I don't think I could wear designer outfits every day of the year. I'm much more laid back and casual with my own personal style. To be honest, a lot of the time I don't even know what I'm wearing. People will ask me, 'Who designed your dress?' But I don't have a clue! We'll have to check the label or ask someone in the know!"
Where do you like to shop?
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"I don't like to pick specific stores. I'm more about shopping at random places. I just go to places that look nice and I pick out things that I'm comfortable wearing. Comfort is key!"Who is your favourite designer?
"Marchesa is my favourite designer because I feel like Marchesa clothes capture the female body so beautifully and elegantly. All Marchesa outfits are really, really pretty."Do you get sent lots of free clothes because you're famous?
"If I'm going to a premiere or a big party, designers will lend me a dress to wear for the night - but I'll have to return it. I don't get to keep everything I wear. When it comes to everyday clothes, I get sent T-shirts and things like that, but I still like shopping for my own outfits. I like to be able to pick and choose what I wear."What's your biggest fashion obsession?
"For me, it's all about shoes. I love shoes! I don't have a favourite. I love ankle boots, flats, stilettos, heels… Everything! I probably own over 50 pairs of shoes, but I share a lot of them with my mum. We are the same shoe size, so we're really lucky."Who is your favourite shoe designer?
"When it comes to shoes, I love how Christian Louboutin heels look on my feet but they can be a little painful to wear. They are beautiful and I own a lot of his shoes, but you'll usually find me wearing boots or flats most of the time. I like to keep it casual."How would you describe your accessory style?
"I love bags, but I'm not big on jewellery. Every now and then I fall in love with random rings and bracelets, but I don't wear jewellery all the time. I like to keep it simple."When it comes to shopping, how do you spoil yourself?
"I don't think this is classed as shopping, but I love to really spoil myself with a massage. Massages are really, really lovely! I don't do big splurges on fashion because if I bought an expensive pair of glasses, I'm sure I would lose them. I've been given really nice things like purses and bags that are luxuries - but I prefer to treat myself to a day at the spa rather than anything else.We've talked about fashion, but what about beauty? How would you describe your make-up style?
"I wear a lot of make-up when I'm working because that's part of the job. But whenever I'm not working, I don't wear make-up at all. It's rare to see me in make-up unless I'm going out to dinner or to an event. I don't like to wear make-up all the time because I like to let my skin breathe. It's important to let it rest, especially if you wear make-up all day long at work."How do you keep your skin so clean and clear?
"I wash my face every morning and every night. I also try to keep it moisturised. I use a lot of Oil Of Olay products that are geared towards an older generation, but I find if you start using them now, I'm sure they will help."Do you have any other beauty tips?
"I also think it's important to drink a lot of water. Hydration is key when you want clear skin! Oh, and eat lots of fruit and vegetables."Do you worry about the paparazzi if you head outside without any make-up?
"No, I never care about the paparazzi. I never think of them in any spectrum of my life because I don't care what I look like. I'm happy on the inside and that's all that matters."Fans of Selena Gomez will be pleased to learn that Disney has launched Superbia, www.disneychannel.co.uk/superbia, a fun and entertaining online game featuring a variety of Disney Channel-inspired places to explore including the family home from the TV show that Selena is best known for, Wizards of Waverly Place.
Players can buy Wizards of Waverly Place-themed items to decorate their house in the latest Wizards style and dress up like their favourite Wizards of Waverly Place characters.