Selena Gomez may be only 20 years old, but she’s accomplished far more than we did when we were her age. Like being the youngest ever U.S. ambassador for UNICEF, busting out super catchy songs, landing Glamour‘s December cover, and being named the mag’s Woman of the Year. Did we mention she’s only 20?
Gomez looks like a golden goddess on the cover in a gilded Zac Posen gown and awesome red lipstick. In the corresponding Ellen von Unwerth-lensed spread, the megastar wears fancy duds by Balmain, Bottega Veneta, and Giulietta all while sporting her signature shiny tresses and statement lips.
Although Gomez looks like a total Glamour girl (pun intended) in the spread, her trip to Ghana a few years ago was anything but, and it inspired her to become a part of UNICEF. She tells the mag:
“When I went to Ghana with my mom and my stepdad for UNICEF. That entire trip was life changing. There were kids playing with plastic bottles — they got a bunch of rubber bands and put the bottles together and made a soccer ball — and that was their entertainment; they were so happy! If you think how we live our lives here, we need so much to keep us entertained, and we expect so much. And 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.”
We wouldn’t necessarily call it “cool”, more like “life-changing”, but to each her own. On a less serious note, Gomez has some choice words for those wacky Beliebers:
“Yeah, and I adore [Justin Bieber’s] fans. I would never, ever want to disrespect them. You know, I get it: I was obsessed with Jesse McCartney growing up! He was my world. My high school crush. So I respect it, and if anything, I admire it.”
Now you know. Peep the cover and spread below:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.