Selena Gomez finds touring “hard” because it negatively affects her self-esteem.
The Wolves hitmaker believes there is more “pressure” on female stars to have elaborate costume changes during their shows and it can be hard to find a balance between what looks spectacular and what feels comfortable to move in and makes her feel good inside.
Discussing the crystal-embellished bodysuit she wore to open her 2016 Revival gigs, she said: “I’m not going to lie, Britney Spears inspired it from Toxic.
“I wanted to find a moment where that could kind of have its place. Still have the outfit! Do I put it on and try to sing? Sometimes. It’s so hard to tour, and when you’re a female, because you have all of this pressure to add multiple looks throughout the show. You want it to pop but you have to make it comfortable for yourself and realistic to dance in or to perform in.
“Tour(ing) is hard and it’s very difficult for me because I tend to just get into a place where I’m not filling myself up with self-love, so how am I going to give it to all these people?
“But every moment of it, if you put me on a stage right now, it is the best feeling in the whole world.”
The 28-year-old star who was looking back at a number of her most famous looks for Vogue’s Life in Looks, video series, recalled how she “didn’t feel good” about herself at the 2015 Met Gala, to which she wore Vera Wang.
“I fluctuate a lot with my weight, and I remember this night specifically I didn’t feel good about my body,” she said in the video.
“What was really amazing was I got the chance to work on the dress that fit my body. I think that we came together and built something really beautiful, and something that fit me really well. That was a moment where I was like, ‘I don’t have to be that 19-year-old body shape anymore.'”