Selena Gomez just sat down with Vogue for an episode of Beauty Secrets, and before putting on her bronzer she recalled her self-tanner mishap at the 2018 Met Gala.
“Before I apply bronzer, I want to tell you a funny story about a little self-tanner,” she said. “For the Met Gala, I was getting ready, and we wanted to add some color, so [I] put on some of this tanning lotion and it looked really beautiful and very even."
But as the night went on, the color deepened without Selena realizing it. “As the evening kept going on, it was getting a little darker and darker, and I didn’t notice it,” she said. “And I’m at the Met Gala—basically one of the most prestige, beautiful events—and I’m walking, trying to look all beautiful, and I look at a photo of myself when I sit down and I am completely orange.”
“And I was like, ‘This is going to be terrible because I’m going to get eaten alive about this,'” she continued, explaining that she filmed a video of herself running away from the event as a joke.
“So I had my security take a video of me because my first reaction was just to get the hell out of there, and so, I’m running to my car. And I’m literally just hauling ass to get to my car and then I put it online. I was saying this is my reaction after seeing my Met Gala photos.”
Truly, Selena looked amazing that night—self-tanning mishap and all!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.