Selena Gomez makes a big move in the glamour sweepstakes against rivals like Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens, with a stunning photo spread in the new July issue of Elle magazine.

Selena, 19, is one of the ex-Disney kids, who have been trying to graduate to more mature roles now that their teenage years are starting to fade.

“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 says.

Check out Selena’s photos;
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Selena says she pushed herself to film her latest indie project “Spring Breakers,” with Hudgens and Ashley Benson. It’s about a group of girls who turn to robbery to fund their spring break vacation and go wild.

It’s a far cry from Gomez’s days as a cute kid in Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place.” The magazine calls her the newest Hollywood “It Girl.”

Gomez these days is best known for her relationship with teen singer Justin Bieber, her growing beauty and expanding her own brand.

Asked about the Bieb’s renting out the Staples Center just for the two of them and she will only volunteer 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…”

Beside music and movies, she just launched her own fragrance.

In Elle, she comes as close to a glamorous Hollywood sex siren as she’s gotten yet. She wears red lipstick and a bodysuit from Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2012 collection. In another photo she’s wearing a red bandage top and striped pants while she arches her back ever-so-seductively lying on the sand.

Check out her photos and a video of the shoot below.

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