The singer embraced a bare face on Instagram after wearing two standout looks at the 2023 MTV VMAs
After a string of glam appearances, Selena Gomez is showing off her more natural side.
On Tuesday, the Only Murders in the Building star, 31, shared a relatable off-duty selfie to Instagram.
The picture shows Gomez without makeup and embracing her shoulder-length curls, which look tied up in a half-up hairstyle. The Rare Beauty founder also appears to be wearing a simple black shirt.
The “Single Soon” artist didn’t caption the photo, but she did pose with a cute pouty expression.
Gomez doesn’t steer clear of comfort when it comes to her style.
Following her “red hot” carpet appearance at the MTV ceremony on Sept. 12 — which saw an Oscar de la Renta-clad Gomez win a Moon Person trophy for best Afrobeats video alongside her “Calm Down” collaborator Rema — the musician-actress was photographed in shiny gray sweatpants and a gray and white jacket. She still kept her pin-straight hair and smokey glam intact.
The relaxed look was among her three outfits of the night, including the vibrant purple Undone by Kate corset mini dress she wore to a Diddy-hosted afterparty later on in the night.
The starry awards show was all fun for the Emmy-nominated actress until she found out she had quickly become a meme following her reaction to Olivia Rodrigo’s performance, which appeared as if the stage was malfunctioning when pyrotechnics were set off and the set began to collapse.
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It was all part of the bit, but Gomez expressed genuine concern and confusion during the Guts singer’s set.
And, when Chris Brown — who was charged with felony assault for getting physically violent with then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 — was announced as a nominee in the best R&B video category, Gomez was caught scrunching up her face in response, which also inspired another unintentional meme.
Gomez — who became the subject of meme-centered conversation in August — then shared a truthful statement on her Instagram Story declaring she no longer wants to be the butt of the joke.
“I will never be a meme again. I’d rather sit still than be dragged for being myself. Much love," she wrote.
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