In just a few years, Selena Gomez has gone from a baby-faced girlfriend of a pop star to a talented musician and actress in her own right. Her new photo shoot proves that she is all grown up.
Selena Gomez has made the transition from adorable to gorgeous and looks flawless in her new photo shoot for Flaunt magazine. It turns out there was also a video camera on the actress for the shoot, and the producers have released a themed video titled Searching.
The video follows Gomez’s character Violet as she searches downtown Los Angeles for, who else, Selena Gomez. The video was shot at the Rosslyn Hotel in Los Angeles and also stars 28-year-old actor Shiloh Fernandez of Red Riding Hood and The Evil Dead (take that, Justin Bieber). Gomez (as always) looks amazing as the lingerie-clad character, but the point wasn’t to sexualize the Disney actress.
“I think it’s sensual, not sexual, and it’s how I see women,” Amanda de Cadenet, the director, told Yahoo. “I couldn’t sexualize a women if you paid me, it’s not my eye. It was a real collaboration with Selena.”
Gomez seemed proud of the shoot and the final products that came from it. As an actress who has been in the public eye since she was a child, the 21-year-old is learning who she is as a woman. She has been very vocal in recent months about her values, and recently said that class is the sexiest thing.
“These shoots are fun,” Gomez said. “At the end of the day, I’m 21, so of course I’m very proud to be a woman and I’m proud of my body. It’s just about doing it the right way.”
De Cadenet felt Gomez was an amazing model and knew she could turn her into a work of art. She explained that, “I don’t get the opportunity to work as a photographer that much these days, but photographing her for this issue was something I really wanted to do. She really is a classy role model, and has a lot of integrity, and I love women with integrity — it’s my thing.”
Gomez is a talented singer and musician. As she learns who she is as a single woman and artist and recently said, she plans to focus on her acting.