Selena Gomez, Wonderland

Petra Collins

Selena Gomez is continuing her revival.

While promoting her new album of the not-so-coincidental same name, the Wizards of Waverly Place alum is getting candid about everything from Justin Bieber to her career choices. It's no secret that her new album will have a more adult sound, just listen to "Good for You," but it's not just her music that's becoming more mature...it's her.

The former Disney darling is the cover girl for Wonderland magazine's 10th anniversary issue, and she is putting her vulnerable self on display on its glossy pages. The 23-year-old opens up about her forthcoming album, explaining that it's become a serious passion project.

"It's a very specific album, especially because it's a new chapter for me," she says. "It's under a new label, and it's the first time I'm stepping in and really getting behind every person I'm working with."

Selena Gomez, Wonderland

Petra Collins

Even though she has been successful in both the acting and entertainment industries for a while, the 23-year-old doesn't want anyone to think she's being handed everything without having to work for it. "I'm in this place in my life where people just assume that I can get anything that I want. But every single thing I've done, I've earned," she says.

"I feel that way when I'm on set, and I'm working with people that are challenging me intellectually, emotionally and physically. And with music…I feel so free."

The "Same Old Love" singer, who slammed the critics who mocked her for gaining weight, also dishes on what makes her feel her best (HINT: It's not a red carpet look!). 

Selena Gomez, Wonderland

Petra Collins

"Whatever it is that makes you feel sexy," she explains. "In the ["Good for You"] video, I was in a white T-shirt with my hair wet, and I think that makes me feel beautiful."

You looked damn good in it, girl. Now that Selena seems to have discovered who she is, she has absolutely no problem with what other people think of her or her appearance.

"You have to understand that I dealt with a lot of body shaming this year and I've never experienced that before. I don't care about that stuff, but I did start gaining weight, and I didn't really mind it," she said on The Cruz Show. "This is my time. I want to do it the way I want to do it."

Preach!

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