Victor Demarchelier, for GQ / . 1 / 9
Victor Demarchelier, for GQ / . 1 / 9

Selena Gomez grew up in front of the cameras, but since she confesses that was her decision she's not looking for anyone's pity. The pop star sat down with GQ magazine's Zach Baron for their upcoming May issue, and opened up about her unconventional childhood. "I didn't have an opportunity to figure out my life without people having an opinion every step of the way," Selena explained.

But rest assured, Selena doesn't want anyone to feel sorry for her. She's come to terms with the way she grew up, and knows it was the life she wanted. "I chose this. So I'm not gonna sit here and say, 'Oh, my God, poor me, I didn't have a normal childhood,'" Selena shared with the magazine. "I don't give a f--- about that."

If her swearing wasn't enough of an indication, the photoshoot set to accompany the magazine's feature proves that Gomez is no longer that little girl from the Disney channel. In the first released photo from the shoot by Victor Demarchelier, Selena bares a lot of skin while seated against a wood planked wall. Wearing a lace-up camisole top from Topshop, denim Daisy Dukes by Dsquared2 and a ring by Symbiotique for Love Adorned, the former flame of Justin Bieber leaves her Disney star side behind and looks every bit the 23-year-old woman, with more mature photos available on GQ's site.

The multitalented star is trying out her comedic chops in her next project, when she will star alongside Seth Rogen in "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising." The flick, a follow-up to the hugely successful first installment "Neighbors" where Seth went head-to-head with Zac Efron, forced Selena to work a new muscle in her acting arsenal -- improvising. The actress talked to GQ about the way she had to improvise with Seth on set, and how it largely involved her acting like a more mature character than normal. "I was cussing a lot and being dramatic," Selena stated.

In "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising," Selena will be lending her acting talents to the sorority girl Madison. She'll star alongside Chloe Grace Moretz, who is creating a rivalry sorority, and returning "Neighbors" stars Seth, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron. The film hits theaters on May 20, and Selena's full interview with GQ hits on April 14.