The May issue of the publication features the actress in a whole new light, separating her from her Disney princess past and placing her on the sex goddess pedestal she’s taken on over the last few years.
In fact, Gomez strips down and poses topless for one photo, lying on the ground with her arm placed ever-so-carefully in front of her chest. She gives the camera an innocent stare while showing off her bareback—that is, with the exception of one tattoo.
The entire spread was shot with that sort of gritty sexiness. Each photograph depicts a rustic tone, taking on the country feel of the location and yet adding a twist of sex appeal through SelGo’s skin-baring ensembles.
From posing in an off-the-shoulder ruffled crop top to a high-waisted swimsuit, the brunette beauty certainly wasn’t afraid to show off her curves—almost as a symbol of how she’s grown up and grown into her own woman.
However, she realizes what she has and what she’s worked for, and she refuses to throw any type of self-pity party.
“I chose this,” she continued. “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.”
Be sure to check out GQ.com Thursday, April 14, for Selena’s full GQ interview, and if you just can’t wait, watch her behind-the-scenes video from the shoot below.