Selena Gomez Covers ‘InStyle UK,’ Shares Her Thoughts On Dating Zayn Malik
When Selena Gomez was 16, she was still a Disney Channel fixture. She starred in Wizards of Waverly Place, an animated Dr. Seuss film and a Cinderella remake. Now that she has released her first album outside the Disney Channel empire, Selena is far more interesting as an adult than a teen.
As she tells InStyle UK in the magazine’s January 2016 cover story, Selena wishes the rest of the world would treat her like she’s 23 already: She would rather not be asked about Justin Bieber — never mind the late-night serenading. (“I’m just tired of talking about it. I never intended for my life to become a tabloid story.”) She wishes that she could date older guys, but feels like she can’t: “I feel like I look 16 sometimes.”
At least Selena is trying her hardest to move on. Some photos from her InStyle UK shoot, like the one where she lays on a hotel floor in a sheer white dress, may as well be an image lifted from her understated “Good for You” video. Meanwhile she says that she is in fact dating, even though she says she hates it (“I’m weirded out by the idea that a guy has Googled me before we meet”), and even puts herself out there for former One Direction member Zayn Malik.
“If he had asked me out on a date, I would be seen with him,” Selena says. “Just kidding, but not kidding.” Now that sounds like a grown woman talking.
See photos from Selena Gomez’s InStyle UK shoot up top, then look out for the January 2016 issue on stands December 3.