Hostess with the mostess Selena Gomez shrugs off Bieber's 'love child' scandal as she lights up the MTV EMAs red carpet

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By Emily Sheridan

Teen queen: Singer/actress Selena Gomez looks pretty in a cream Marchesa lace creation as she arrives at the MTV Europe Music Awards at Belfast's Odyssey Arena

She's the host of this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, so it's only right that Selena Gomez was the queen of the red carpet.

The singer/actress, 19, showed off her slim figure in a backless cream Marchesa creation as she arrived at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast tonight.

Although her boyfriend Justin Bieber is also due at the awards, the couple declined to pose together as they arrived on the pink carpet.

No problems: Justin Bieber looked relaxed as he posed on the red carpet with actress Hayden Panettiere

The bash marks their first public event together since fan Mariah Yeater alleged Bieber 'fathered' her three-month-old baby, which he has strenuously denied.

Bieber, 17, arrived solo a short time later and appeared in good spirits as he posed on the carpet with former Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere.

While Gomez was going for a flirty lace mini dress, Katy Perry was a little more daring in a bubblegum pink number.

Bubblegum girl: Katy Perry arrived looking unseasonably summer in a baby pink jacket and sunglasses patterned dress

Fashion forward: Katy posed with designer Jeremy Scott, whose hair was in a very similar quiff

The 27-year-old teamed her unseasonably summery dress with a diamante studded baby pink jacket and heeled trainers.

The star posed alongside designer Jeremy Scott, who rocked an equally outlandish ensemble and a similar rolled quiff hairstyle.

English pop star Jessie J on the other hand went for an unusually feminine strapless number.

Fancy meeting you here! David Hassellhoff looked very surprised to bump into the pink-haired star

Although she normally wears bodysuits and shorts, the 23-year-old went for a softer look with a curly bobbed 'do and yellow leopard-print Dolce & Gabbana dress.

She kept her makeup bold as ever however, with smokey eyes and scarlet lipstick.

The Do It Like A Dude star is up for two MTV EMAs, including Best New Artist, Best Push and Best UK & Ireland Artist..

Bella! Jessie J showed off her curves in a yellow animal-print Dolce & Gabbana strapless dress

While the pink carpet was dominated by stars from the music world, some from the world of fashion also made an appearance

Israeli model Bar Refaeli wore a figure-hugging mullet dress with corset top, while Russian pin-up Irina Shayk wore a wet-look gown with a racy split to the thigh.

Representing the soap world was Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe, who left little to the imagination in a super-tight, shiny pair of blue leggings and sheer black blouse with plunging neckline.

Making a fashionable entrance: Israeli model Bar Refaeli (left) and Russian model Irina Shayk both showed off heir legs in tight dresses

Figure-hugging: Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe got attention in her shiny leggings and plunging sheer blouse

Jersey Shore star Snooki shared the limelight for once alongside her castmate Jenni Farley, with both choosing black and silver ensembles.

runo Mars entered into the spirit of the occasion, turning up with his band in suits with pink jackets to match the event's carpet.

Lady Gaga leads the way tonight with six nominations, while Bruno Mars and Katy Perry have four each.

Glamour: (L-R) London singer Katy B wore a black jumpsuit, Britain's Next Top Model winner Jade Thompson shimmered in silver, while Hayden Panettiere wore a patterned black mini

Teaming up: Snooki and her Jersey Shore castmate Jenni Farley both chose black and silver dresses

Sharing the limelight: Amy Lee and Tim McCord of Evanescence took to the pink carpet together, while Jason Derulo teamed up with David Guetta

Singer Adele, who lost out on the Mercury Prize, has been nominated for the best female award and best video and best song for her hit Rolling In The Deep.

Last year's EMAs took place in Madrid and were hosted by Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria.

In the pink: Bruno Mars and his band embraced the spirit of the occasion with suits that matched the carpet

Goofing around: David Hasselhoff joked around for the camera... but didn't bring his girlfriend Hayley Roberts

Here come the boys: American electro-pop duo LMFAO (left) and rock group 30 Seconds To Mars