Selena Gomez: “I’ve Never Been That Girl”

Selena Gomez says she wants to be the kind of girl that can be introduced to someone’s parents. On the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Teen Vogue – the 21-year-old says she won’t be reinventing her image.

The Come & Get It singer explains, “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.”

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The Spring Breakers star – who broke up with 19-year-old Justin Bieber earlier this year – is willing to learn from both bad and good experiences.

“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.”

“My attention span is all over the place, and I overthink things,” she adds. “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.”

She still is optimistic about her future. She shares, “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.”

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