If you had to pick two people to go to the spa with, Nick Jonas and Emily Ratajkowski aren’t bad options.
The unfairly good-looking pair linked up for a fun interview and sexy spa day for Glamour magazine’s June issue, which resulted in some jealousy-inducing photos and quite a few interesting insights into their lives. Emily reveals how her naked selfie with Kim Kardashian came to be, while the “Close” singer opened up about how his split from Olivia Culpo affected his new album. Keep reading to see what they had to say!
- Emily, on her relationship with feminism: “I shave my armpits and wear makeup. They might be things I like because they’re part of a patriarchal society, but I’m reclaiming them. Women should be the ones who are in control, even if they’re topless or being sexual.”
- On how she became BFFs with Lena Dunham and Kim Kardashian: “I sent Lena Dunham a DM with a dorky selfie on Instagram and waved ‘Hi!’ It sparked a great friendship, and it’s how I came to write for Lenny. And I spent time with Kim Kardashian West after defending her nude selfie on Twitter. It was bullsh*t that Piers Morgan [tweeted a joke about putting clothing on her], in my opinion.”
- Nick, on baring his soul on his new album: “I started writing the record, then life interrupted. I had a breakup, and that informed a lot of the writing. A big thing for me is getting real about my insecurities; trying to share more than the surface level with people. There’s so much pressure as an artist and a performer — especially in the pop world — to maintain a level of confidence. But then you look at people who are killing it right now: They’re open about insecurities. It’s amazing to see how connected that makes us all.”
- On his own personal beauty regimen: “I was in the gym pretty heavily before we shot [‘Close’]. And I don’t know if I got a spray tan or not, but, uh . . . maybe I did. I can’t remember. [Laughs.] Everyone looks better with a tan, let’s be honest.”
- Emily, on how she handles negativity on social media: “The important thing to remember is social media is not real life. People would never say those things in person.”
- Nick, on the Jonas Brothers‘ questionable hairstyles: “There was a time when [Kevin] used to flatiron his hair. I think he’s happy he no longer does that.”