Selena Gomez poses on red carpet at MuchMusic Video Awards in stunning gold dress

Selena goes solo: Gomez poses on red carpet at MuchMusic Video Awards in stunning gold dress

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08:38 GMT, 18 June 2012

Multimillionaire singing sensation Justin Bieber is what most young girls would describe as the perfect accessory.

But Selena Gomez isn't most girls, and so tonight at the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto, she fabulously eschewed her famous boyfriend as an escort.

Coolly confident in her own right, the 19-year-old let Bieber, 18 , get on with doing his own thing as she worked the carpet on her own.

In a class of her own: Selena Gomez didn't need her megastar boyfriend to shine on the red carpet in Toronto tonight

In a class of her own: Selena Gomez didn't need her megastar boyfriend to shine on the red carpet in Toronto tonight

In a class of her own: Selena Gomez didn't need her megastar boyfriend to shine on the red carpet in Toronto tonight

She looked resplendent in a gold minidress with matching shoes and earrings with a slick of brightly coloured lipstick to finish off the look.

And singer and actress Selena betrayed not a hint of awkwardness without her man as she chatted to the crowd, many of whom were brandishing banners decorated with phrases such as: 'Marry Me Justin!'

Her lover, meanwhile, was busy with his two-year-old brother Jaxon and his protege, Carly Rae Jepsen, further along the carpet.

Golden girl: Selena worked the crowd confidently as her boyfriend escorted his little brother and protege

Golden girl: Selena worked the crowd confidently as her boyfriend escorted his little brother and protege

Meanwhile, Katy Perry made a bid to join the ranks of Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and Captain America.

She's long favoured the cartoon look, but America's favourite songstress excelled herself tonight by transforming into a bonafide superhero for the MuchMusic Video Awards.

The 27-year-old looked like she'd stepped straight from the pages of one of Stan Lee's brightly coloured Marvel sketch stories as she arrived on the red carpet in Toronto tonight.

What are your superpowers, Katy Ms Perry went for all out Marvel comic glam at tonight's MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto

What are your superpowers, Katy Ms Perry went for all out Marvel comic glam at tonight's MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto

With her purple and black hair straightened into the unreal shiny helmet of an action figure, Perry played up to the look in a black and gold gown that screamed screamed special powers.

The gold lace halterneck pulled fiercely into a snakeskin leatherette bodice which tapered into a mini skirt, then diaphanous layers spilled dramatically from the singer's waist.

It was a dress that begged to be flown in.

Now she's getting herself some Little Monsters: Katy Perry poses with youngsters dressed in past looks

Now she's getting herself some Little Monsters: Katy Perry poses with youngsters dressed in past looks

Proud moment: The youngsters were obviously delighted to be dressed as their idol, and WITH their idol... but were the cakes a step too far

Proud moment: The youngsters were obviously delighted to be dressed as their idol, and WITH their idol… but were the cakes a step too far

Is she good or evil There's no mistaking Katy's girl next door ideals, this lady would come to your rescue

Is she good or evil There's no mistaking Katy's girl next door ideals, this lady would come to your rescue

Even Perry's one piece of jewellery – a gold cuff – looked designed to shoot lasers at the flick of a wrist.

But this wasn't enough for this doyenne of drama, as she brought along a group of young girls dressed in assorted Perry costumes.

One youngster was even wearing cream buns over her breast area, which skirted around the suburbs of decency very dangerously.

What are your superpowers, Katy Ms Perry went for all out Marvel comic glam at tonight's MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto

Maybe not so super, after all: Katy had to hold her dress as she walked but was still happy to sign autographs for fans

What are your superpowers, Katy Ms Perry went for all out Marvel comic glam at tonight's MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto

Pretty, pretty happy: Katy holds her award aloft in joy

Pretty, pretty happy: Katy holds her first award – for best international video – aloft in joy

The Wizards of Waverly Place star
could hardly have minded, however, being very much the all singing, all
dancing star in her own right.

No
wallflower, she dazzled in a gold minidress as she chatted with
established singer Nelly Furtado and 90210 actress Shenae Grimes, who
wore a racy thigh spliced number.

Vancouver
rockers Marianas Trench were the other big multiple MMVA winners in
Toronto, picking up trophies for best video cinematography and best pop
video of the year for Haven’t Had Enough.

Future talent: Bieber poses with Jaxon and singer Carly Rae Jepsen, the singer he's catapulted into the public eye

Future talent: Bieber poses with Jaxon and singer Carly Rae Jepsen, the singer he's catapulted into the public eye

Thigh's the limit: Singer Nelly Furtado and Bieber's talented girlfriend Selena Gomez both wore minidresses

Phoebe Dykstra

Thigh's the limit: Singer Nelly Furtado and presenter Phoebe Dykstra both opted for high hems, though the former was undeniably more demure

Having a ball: Later Gomez changed into denim shorts and shirt to perform a skit

Having a ball: Later Gomez changed into denim shorts and shirt to perform a skit

90210... whoah! Shenae Grimes stalked onto the stage in this sexy, revealing number

90210… whoah! Shenae Grimes stalked onto the stage in this sexy, revealing number

Bieber picked up the best international video of the year by a Canadian for Boyfriend.

Drake took the MMVA for best hip-hop video for The Motto and Saskatoon rockers the Sheepdogs won for best rock video of the year.

And co-host LMFAO won for best international video of the year for Sexy and I Know It, City and Colour earned the best indie video of the year for Fragile Bird, and Danny Fernandes picked up the best director of the year trophy for Hit Me Up.

MuchMusic Winners 2012… the FULL list

UR Fave International Artist or Group
Katy Perry
UR Fave Video of the Year
Carly Rae Jepsen 'Call Me Maybe'

UR Fave Artist or Group
Justin Bieber

Video of the Year
Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

International Video of the Year- Group
LMFAO Sexy and I Know It

MuchLoud Rock Video of the Year
The Sheepdogs I Don't Know

MuchVibe Hip Hop Video of the Year
Drake The Motto

Most Online Streamed Video
Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

Post-Production Video of the Year
Down With Webster Big Wheels

Cinematography Video of the Year
Marianas Trench Fallout

Director of the Year
Danny Fernandes Hit Me Up

Pop Video of the Year
Marianas Trench Hadn't Had Enough

International Video of the Year- Artist
Katy Perry Last Friday Night

International Video of the Year by a Canadian
Justin Bieber Boyfriend