Selena Gomez Hangs With Tai the Elephant for Vanity Fair’s 19th Hollywood Portfolio

selenagomez-vanityfair-012913Selena Gomez shakes the trunk of Tai the Elephant in this behind-the-scenes from Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue.

Selena is one of more than 75 different stars who were photographed by famed photographer Bruce Weber for Vanity Fair’s 19th Hollywood Portfolio. The portfolio is a tribute to Hollywood and includes stars like Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Armie Hammer, Amy Adams, Jonah Hill and Alan Arkin, in which Weber’s vision called for a variety of talent—of both the two- and four-legged variety.

So who landed on the cover? None other than Ben Affleck, Emma Stone, and Bradley Cooper! The cover features the trio in a bed with Emma in the middle and Ben and Bradley dressed in a bear suit and a gorilla costume, respectively. Emma is one lucky lady, or should we say the guys are the lucky ones? We’re jealous of all three. Also included in the spread is youngest-ever best-actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington, and Eddie Redmayne.

So how did the ideas for the portfolio come about? Editor Graydon Carter wanted to do something different for the portfolio’s 19th year, so he called on Weber to create “Bruce Weber’s Adventures in Hollywood,” an ode to the city’s warmer side.

The special issue of Vanity Fair features a 44-page portfolio and a four-panel cover. Be sure to pick up a copy!

Photos: Bruce Weber/Vanity Fair