While fans of Selena Gomez might collect all things “Selena”, they might not realize that her gracing the cover of Elle magazine is much more significant than would appear at face value.

Elle is the largest fashion magazine in the world and while only in its 27 year of publication in the USA, it’s been in print for nearly seventy years in France.

The nineteen year old sensation and heartthrob of Justin Bieber says in the Elle interview that he “is a hopeless romantic”. Gomez also discusses growing up poor in Los Angeles where she has vivid recollections of getting stranded on streets and highways due to running out of gas. Still, her mother did her best to expose her to culture, music, and museums.

Gomez is one of many teen stars that Disney has cultivated over the past two decades to include Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera.

Selena Gomez Graces The Cover Of The July Issue Of Elle Magazine