MTV VMAs 2011: Selena Gomez's black lace dress, yay or nay?

selena-gomez-vma-gi.jpg Selena Gomez never lets us down on the red carpet. At the MTV 2011 VMAs she showed off some leg in a black dress, keeping it long and demure in the back, but short and sassy in the front. (Recommended for designer dresses, but not for hair. The lacy number was decidedly sexier than a mullet.)

Gomez, who is currently headlining her own tour, took on some new responsibilities on the carpet this year -- she wasn't just posing and doing press, she was the press. She interviewed fellow artists on the carpet, just as her BFF Taylor Swift did several years ago.

"Well, now that I know who I'm interviewing, I definitely did some research, but I'm a huge fan of everybody here," Gomez told her co-host Sway, confessing that she was most looking forward to chatting with Nicki Minaj. "I'm very excited to see what she's going to do," Gomez says.

What do you think of Gomez's red carpet look? Fun and youthful, or too much for the hot LA summer weather?
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