Selena Gomez Recalls Not Feeling 'Good' About Her Body At The 2015 Met Gala Due To Fluctuating Weight
For Vogue's Life in Looks series, Selena Gomez took a stroll down memory land and revisited some of her past red carpet looks. And though she looked happy and glamorous in every shot, the singer-actress revealed that some of the photos brought back negative memories.
In 2015, the star attended the glitzy Met Gala in a white sleeveless Vera Wang gown that featured a low back and cutout in the front. The black tasseled details and her flower crown added a fun touch, but Gomez recalled that she wasn't happy with the way she looked.
"I fluctuate a lot with my weight and I remember this night specifically, I didn't feel good about my body," she admitted.
On the bright side, the "Lose You to Love Me" crooner "actually got a chance to work on the dress that fit my body. I had such a beautiful time shaping this dress," she shared.
"I think that we came together and built something really beautiful and something that fit me really well," the former Disney star added. "That was one of the moments where I was like, I don't have to be that 19-year-old body shape because I'm not."
Gomez has talked about body image before, noting that her weight fluctuates because of the medication she takes for lupus. Adding to her struggles were the negative comments she'd see on social media.
"That got me big time," she stated of being body-shamed. "That really messed me up for a bit."
The blonde babe also looked at a few outfits that made her feel confident, like the ensemble she wore to the 2013 VMAs: a navy Versace dress that featured a thigh-high slit and a lace bustier.
"I love this dress," she declared while looking back at the photos. "I remember ... feeling like a woman."
"I remember trying this on and the first thing my stylist said, 'Is this too sexy?'" she recalled. "I didn't have any doubt in my mind. I said, 'The dress isn't about being sexy. The dress is a statement. It's going to feel like I'm carrying this Versace piece of art down the red carpet.' It was one of the first times I felt like I was feeling myself."