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Selena Gomez Nabs Her First American 'Vogue' Cover

The former Disney star opens up about therapy and the struggles of fame.
Selena Gomez on the April cover of Vogue. Photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/Vogue

Selena Gomez on the April cover of Vogue. Photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/Vogue

Selena Gomez may not have much on the radar with her face attached — no buzzy movie or exciting new album is forthcoming — but that's never stopped Vogue from putting a PYT on its cover. To wit: Gomez just nabbed her very first American Vogue cover with the glossy's April issue. Sporting an edgy wet-look bob, the pop star/actress/designer wears looks from Michael Kors, Balenciaga and Coach in the sunny editorial. 

Selena Gomez in Vogue. Photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/Vogue

Selena Gomez in Vogue. Photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/Vogue

Gomez opens up to the magazine about her time in rehab, the loneliness of tours and the strangeness of transitioning from a child star to being a grown woman in the spotlight. She tells Vogue that she can't wait for people to forget about her, and that she's learned from being too public with relationships in the past. (So don't expect any gushing about The Weeknd.) Vogue also reports Gomez no longer has Instagram on her phone, and has passed off the password to her assistant.

"As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out. It had become so consuming to me. It's what I woke up to and went to sleep to," Gomez says. "I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn't want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn’t want to care about. I always end up feeling like shit when I look at Instagram. Which is why I'm kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit." (Girl, we feel you.)

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Of course, this being Vogue, they also talk about her upcoming collaboration with Coach. While there's no sneak-preview of what's coming from Gomez and the American heritage brand, there is a lovely quote from Coach creative director Stuart Vevers. "There's a very warm and inclusive way that Selena has with her fans," he tells the magazine. "That's the nature of her power. What fashion house wouldn’t want to tap into that?"

Selena Gomez in Vogue. Photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/Vogue

Selena Gomez in Vogue. Photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/Vogue

Vogue's April issue hits newsstands March 28, but you can check out Gomez's interview and editorial now at Vogue.com.

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