Is Selena Gomez Hosting the MTV Music Awards?

Selena Gomez has scored a major hosting gig. The 19-year-old Monte Carlo star will be hosting the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) pre-show next week. 

Held annually by MTV, the awards ceremony celebrates the best in music videos. This year’s VMAs will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 28 and the pre-show will start at 8 p.m. (live Eastern Time/ tape-delayed Pacific Time).

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In a statement, Gomez expressed her happiness about helping to host the VMA pre-show. "I am very excited to be a part of the 2011 VMAs!  After all of my years watching the VMAs, the pre-show has always been one of my favorite parts,” she said.  “It is a true honor to be hosting from the black carpet this year.”  

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We can’t wait to watch Selenita get her feet wet in interviewing!