Selena Gomez poses topless for 'V,' opens up about depression

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Singer/Actress Selena Gomez attends the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Selena Gomez attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist/actress Selena Gomez performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Selena Gomez attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actress Selena Gomez attends the 3rd Annual Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala at Sofitel Hotel on November 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)
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Singer Selena Gomez arrives for the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring film director Quentin Tarantino and artist Barbara Kruger in Los Angeles on November 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Actress Selena Gomez attends the Screening Of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'Rudderless' at the Vista Theatre on October 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Actresses Felicity Huffman (L) and Selena Gomez attend the Screening Of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'Rudderless' at the Vista Theatre on October 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
US actress and singer Selena Gomez attends the Carine Roitfeld Party in Paris, on September 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Singers Lorde, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2014/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actress/singer Selena Gomez arrives at the 3rd Annual Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala at the Sofitel Hotel on November 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 22: Selena Gomez, actress, multi-platinum recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador welcomes audience during 'We Day Vancouver' at Rogers Arena on October 22, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Actress Selena Gomez attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on October 1, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Le Segretain/French Select/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Selena Gomez attends the CR Fashion Book Issue No.5 Launch Party Hosted by Carine Roitfeld and Stephen Gan at The Peninsula Paris on September 30, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Selena Gomez attends the Selena Gomez Adidas NEO Label Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Waterfront on September 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
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Selena Gomez is all grown-up.

The still baby-faced former Disney star, now 22, recently stripped down in her raciest photoshoot yet. Going topless and rocking a pair of denim Daisy Dukes on the cover ofV magazine, this is definitely Selena like you've never seen her before.

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The "Come & Get It" singer opens up about feeling depressed in the accompanying interview, getting candid with James Franco, her former Spring Breakers co-star.

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"There were a few months where I was a little depressed, where I wouldn't leave [my home] as much," Gomez reveals. "I think I drove myself crazy for a little bit. It was just easier to say, 'Hey, do you mind running to the grocery store and picking some stuff up? I don't want to get photographed.'"

Presumably, a lot of her anxiety about being in the public eye stemmed from her highly publicized on-again/off-again relationship with Justin Bieber. Even though Selena doesn't refer to him by name, she does talk about her "first love."

"I think the next time [I have a boyfriend] will be much different ... which will definitely not be anytime soon," she shares. "That's a growing up kind of thing. I was 18 years old, and it was my first love. The older I get, I'm guarding certain things more."

"When you're young and you're being told so many different things ... it almost felt like all we had was each other, like the world was against us, in a way," Selena explains about the two's relationship. "It was really weird but it was incredible."

But she doesn't regret a thing.

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"I would never take it back in a million years. You live and you learn, you know?" she reflects.

The ordeal also gave her some much-needed life experience.

"I'm super stoked that I've got some bumps on me, some scars, some bruises," Selena says. "I actually really love that. And I don't mean that in a morbid way."

And with some new music coming out with rumored boyfriend Zedd, and a new role in Franco's upcoming film In Dubious Battle based off of the John Steinbeck novel, Selena is definitely looking forward to a new chapter in her life.

"I think this year is going to be incredible," she says optimistically. "I feel the best I've ever felt in my life."

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Check out an adorable Selena admitting she can't pronounce Zedd's real name in the video below.

Selena Gomez Can't Pronounce Zedd's Real Name
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