Selena Gomez covers the December issue of Glamour, looking ready to party for the upcoming holiday season. The 20-year-old wore a Zac Posen dress and was photographed with balloons. The singer was recognized as one of Glamour’s 2012 Women of the Year for her work in the buisness and philanthropy. Gomez is the youngest-ever US ambassador for UNICEF, and will be honored at the Women of the Year Awards in New York City on Nov. 12.
“I went to Ghana with my mom and my stepdad for UNICEF; that entire trip was life-changing,” she said of her charity work. She added, “These kids want an education so badly. I mean, I hated homework, and they want it; it’s amazing. I also participated in the Global Poverty Project’s Live Below the Line campaign, where I lived on $1.50 a day for a week — such a cool experience.”
With this unique experience, Gomez has learned to not take anything for granted. She has learned to let the little things go and enjoy her life as a young adult. She shared, “If I had let all of the negative stuff affect me, I don’t think I would be satisfied with the person I am now. My mom always told me, ‘Just turn the other cheek and keep moving forward.’ That’s something I’ve always done.”
It is well known that Gomez is also surrounded by ultra-famous friends. One of her best friends is Taylor Swift, and her famed boyfriend is Justin Bieber. Just how does she find time to hang out with her friends between both of their hectic scheduals? She shares, “I actually did talk to Taylor last week, and we were like, ‘I don’t even remember the last time I saw you,’ which is really unfortunate. But if it gets too dire, I fly to Taylor, or I fly to Justin.”
Check out the full interview in the December issue of Glamour.