"It’s weird because I don’t feel 18," said Gomez, whose birthday is tomorrow, July 22. "Everyone keeps saying it’s a big year and I’m like, 'Is it really, though?' "
But there is one thing that has Selena psyched about turning the big 1-8: "I can vote now, which is exciting! My mom and step-dad are always really involved with voting and I've always said, 'Well, what’s the point of me getting into it if I can’t even vote?' "
Gomez says she has yet to pick a political party, "I'm not in a specific place," she admits. "I like to look at both candidates and see what they each have to offer."
Even though Selena’s birthday is tomorrow, she says she’ll celebrate with her family on Saturday. "I’m having a barbecue!" she dished. "A Texas-style barbecue…in California. We’re going to have hamburgers, hot dogs, and my mom is making cheesy potatoes."