If Selena Gomez Wasn’t Famous She ‘Would Go to Culinary School’ to Be a Chef

10/02/2015 at 01:32 PM ET

Selena Gomez
John Phillips/Getty

We hope Selena Gomez never stops making her undeniably catchy hits—but if she did, we’re also on board with her backup plan.

The “Good For You” singer told Flare magazine if she could “push a button and make fame go away” she’d dive right into the food world.

“I would go to culinary school and learn how to be a chef,” she says in the magazine’s November cover story.

RELATED: See Which Stars Have Cooked Up a Storm in Culinary School

Gomez’s culinary curiosity comes from growing up with very food-focused parents.

“I was around food my whole life. I’m from the South,” says the Texas native. “My mom’s side did the casseroles, the chicken, the squash, and then my dad’s side was full on, like hours of cooking tamales and rice and beans and homemade salsa, and I’d be like, ‘Can we just buy the salsa?’ ”

The singer—whose upcoming album Revival is out Oct. 9—isn’t the first star to get serious in the kitchen. Minka Kelly and Lo Bosworth recently graduated culinary school, while Taylor Swift, Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz have all also dabbled in furthering their education.

Now if only we could count on a dinner party invite from one of them…

RELATED: Demi Lovato Gives the Greatest Response Ever to ‘What’s Your Favorite Dish?’

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 4 comments

guest on

So do it anyway sweetie. You’re not that famous.

aj on

What would she be doing if she wasn’t “famous?” LMAO, I don’t even know who this skinny little toothpick is! I guess she’s that famous, eh?

Sathya on

I thought she wanted to get her MBA.

Darcy Boliver on

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters