Selena Gomez graces the cover of Teen Vogue. - Patrick DemarchelierWith upcoming made-for-TV movies "The Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Princess Protection Program," spunky starlet Selena Gomez is racing up the Hollywood ladder. But as magical as her life is, the 16-year-old Disney Channel star is quite the realist: "I like to dream, but I also like to be realistic. Sometimes, when something is so nice and sweet, I just crush it. I don't mean to, but I don't want to be let down."
"Princess Protection Program," a film Selena starred in with her real-life best friend, Demi Lovato, will premiere in June. The story, which shows what friendship really means and the good it can bring out in people, mirrors the supportive relationship Selena and Demi have: "We're both surrounded by adults 24/7, and we have to act professional, but when we're together we can just be sixteen. We watch movies, talk about boys, and do each other's hair and makeup."
As far as love goes, Selena admits that what she looks for in a boyfriend has changed a lot lately. With one serious relationship behind her -- she dated super famous Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers -- she happily confesses: "I want what I deny. I want someone who is crazy about me, who treats me like a princess. I want the picture-perfect fairy-tale stuff."
Click here to read the rest of Selena's interview with Lauren Waterman or pick up the June/July issue of Teen Vogue, on newsstands May 19.
Plus, check out these other Selena Gomez features from the magazine:
Selena shows off her funky sense of style. - Patrick Demarchelier
The 16-year-old loves chunky jewelry! - Patrick Demarchelier