Selena Gomez Opens Up About Heartbreak, Being 21 & More in ‘Teen Vogue’ December/January Issue

selenagomez-teenvogue-110413Selena Gomez is beautiful on the cover of the December/January issue of Teen Vogue.

The singer/actress shows off some cute Fall/Winter styles in the magazine and opens up about love and being 21.

On turning 21: I’m 21, so now I’ve entered the decade of confusion about who I am and what I want to do with my life, and that’s what this entire decade’s going to be.

On staying down to Earth thanks to her mom: I’m pretty lucky. That’s for sure. I mean, we’re typical Gilmore girls: Half the time she’ll annoy me, and half the time I’ll annoy her.

On love and heartbreak: You fall in love and it completely consumes you. So a part of you is broken when that’s gone. And part of you wants to have that rebellious feeling where you’re just like, forget it-I can do anything I want. I’ve tried it, and I’ve never been that girl. I’m always going to be the girl you want to take home to your parents, not for the night.

On her dating life: My attention span is all over the place, and I overthink things. I’m an insomniac. Dancing allows me to go away and not have to think of what I’m doing next. That is the opportunity for me to really escape

On learning to accept situations: I like to say I have a good sense of judgment, but I know that not everybody does. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve learned that I have to open myself up to all opportunities. Maybe I’ll get burned and not meet the right people, but I won’t know until I do it.

On Taylor Swift: The difference between Taylor and me is she was sixteen with the confidence of a 25-year-old. Actually, I should say 80-year-old, because she’s such an old soul. I was not that way. I was very sheltered until about eighteen or nineteen. I still live at home, and I’m 21! She does inspire me like crazy, but I wouldn’t change my path, because it allowed me to figure out all that stuff and do it on my own.

On her weakness for junk food: I eat junk. I’m from the South, so I love Mexican food, greasy pasta, and fried things. I do try, every now and then, to put something in my body that will be good, but, honestly, I’ve never liked working out. I need to be active in some way, though—that’s why I kind of secretly do it for my show. We have thirteen choreographed pieces, and it’s a 90-minute set. I consider that my workout!

To read more about Selena’s life as a single girl (and dating advice), the buzzed-about stop in Russia, and her unbreakable bond with Taylor Swift, pick up the issue on stands November 19.