Selena Gomez Is Named ‘Elle’ Magazine’s New It Girl

Erika Brooks Adickman / June 7, 2012

Selena Gomez continues to shed her former Disney ways with her July cover spread of Elle magazine. This time Sel isn’t breaking the law or parodying an erotic novel, but she is wearing several mature and revealing designer outfits, including an Yves Saint Laurent chain dress with a plunging neckline. In an interview for the issue, the pop star remains tight lipped about longtime boyfriend Justin Bieber, revealing only that he’s a “hopeless romantic”.

The Spring Breaker had far more to say about her co-star James Franco:

“Working with James Franco was incredible. He’s extremely nice but you could see how driven he is…It was so interesting to see him get into character.”

Not half as interesting, we imagine, as watching the actor lip sync to Sel’s “Love You Like A Love Song”.

Below go behind the scenes of the “Hit The Lights” songbird’s beachside shoot.

Will you be picking up a copy of Selena’s issue when it hits newsstands later this month?