Selena Gomez is ringing in the new year by showing off her bikini body. She’s been feeling more confident in her own skin these days and it shows.
The 23-year-old singer took to Instagram to share a photo of herself wearing a blue bandeau bikini while hanging out with her friends in an tropical location. The purpose of Gomez’s post wasn’t just to show off her banging bikini body. The “Hands to Myself” singer also wanted to thank her fans, the Selenators, for their ongoing support.
“Left my phone behind to be present! I am so grateful for the people I’ve met this year but more importantly for the people who have been consistent and by my side through thick and thin. That’d be YOU. Thank you for another year! Love you guys!”
Selena Gomez has been noticeably flying under the radar these days. No, it’s not because she’s reportedly in a high-profiled relationship with 1D’s Niall Horan. The reason for the lack of Selena’s Instagram posts and tweets is because she purposely left her phone at home, according to Teen Vogue. Doing so helped her get her zen back, according to the report. Luckily for her fans, some of Selena’s friends brought their own phones along so that they could document their tropical getaway on social media. Fans also can take a page from Selena’s book by leaving their phones at home while on vacation or just going out with their friends.
Back in October, Selena Gomez called out body-shamers who slammed her weight gain after photos that showed the singer on the beach in Puerto Vallart, Mexico, surfaced online. Selena took to Instagram to share a photo of herself in a sexy black one-piece swimsuit with the hashtag #TheresMoretoLove.
Selena Gomez has had quite the year. She started the year 2015 single, having ended her longtime relationship with Justin Bieber after dating him on and off since 2011. But both exes were spotted at the 2015 Met Gala, where the Biebs was heard saying that he thought that Gomez looked gorgeous that night.
Just a week after the event, a fan shared photos and videos of Selena and Justin hanging out together at the Beverly Hills Hotel, sparking rumors about a possible reunion.
By the fall, both of the famous exes were promoting their new albums. In October, Selena Gomez graced the cover of Elle and revealed that she will never stop loving or supporting him. When asked if they would ever get back together, Selena laughed and said, “I don’t know.” Justin told Access Hollywood that he still loves the pop star and always will, no matter what.
Then in late November, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were spotted together again at the Montage Hotel. A fan shared video of Bieber serenading his ex-girlfriend with a cover of The Temptations’ “My Girl,” and the internet exploded.
But that quickly ended when Gomez was spotted with One Direction singer Niall Horan at an American Music Awards after-party at The Nice Guy. The couple were then spotted together in the early part of December, causing the romance rumors to swirl. Then there were also the rumors that Gomez and Horan kissed at Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s birthday party and held her hand at the Santa Monica Pier.
Meanwhile, Bieber rang in the New Year with his good friend Hailey Baldwin. For two people who claim to be just friends, the young stars have been sharing super sexy photos of each other on Instagram.
It’s also been rumored that Selena and Niall planned to ring in the New Year together in Costa Rica, where the singer has been seen vacationing with her friends.
What are your thoughts on Selena Gomez’s Instagram post? Do you think it’s a good idea to leave your phone at home while you’re on vacation? Sound off below in the comments section.
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