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Teen Sensation Selena Gomez Gets Sexy & Sophisticated In The July issue of ELLE MagazineBy Sean Williams 06/10/12 23:35 pm
Selena Gomez is quickly becoming Hollywood’s next big thing, rising to the ranks of superstardom just as fast as her seemingly overnight transition from tween star on hit Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place to pop sensation.
“Disney is a machine,” she says; “so people automatically assume that you can’t work for the channel unless you act and sing and dance and sign up for all that. That’s absolutely not true. I always did everything the way I wanted to do it.”
Now, the 19-year-old (she turns 20 n Julyi) is ready to move on from “teenybopper movies” to more challenging parts and even more adult-targeted roles. She’s even looking the part of a more sexy and mature young woman in the July 2012 issue of ELLE magazine.
“I get offered the teenybopper movies, and I’ve done that. I haven’t done a mega-hundred-billion-dollar Transformers movie, but that’s not what I want to do either,” she tells the magazine in her exclusive interview.
Selena also has a ‘duet’ with the late star who she’s named after and idolizes – Tejano singer Selena – in the works for a new tribute album.
“I made a bustier out of a bathing suit that I dyed black,” she says of the first time she saw Jennifer Lopez in character as her idol, when she was five-years-old. “I put glue and glitter all over it and I wouldn’t take it off,” she adds.
Among other things, Selena’s first fragrance, “Mesmerize,” was recently released; and she’s also a budding fashion entrepreneur. And, of course, she’s also the envy of millions of girls worldwide as the girlfriend of pop superstar Justin Bieber.
The “Baby” singer rented out Los Angeles’ Staples Center last September to take Selena to a private screening of Titanic.
“If I’ll share anything with you, it’s that he really is a hopeless romantic. I had just mentioned it in the car – all I said is that I really want to see Titanic again, and then…”
Check out more of Selena Gomez in the July issue of ELLE Magazine, available on newsstands starting June 19. In the meantime head down below to watch some behind the scenes footage of Selen on the set with ELLE Magazine, her eon PAGE21 Magazine…
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