September 10th, 2010
03:47 PM ET
Big things keep happening for Gabourey Sidibe.
The Academy Award-nominated actress is one of four stars chosen to grace the October issue of Elle magazine. Sidibe, “The Hills” star Lauren Conrad, “Transformers" actress Megan Fox and actress Amanda Seyfried were selected as part of the fashion magazine’s “favorite 25-somethings” in honor of Elle’s 25th anniversary.
The plus-sized Sidibe dons a green, jeweled Tadashi Shoji jersey cocktail dress on her cover and told the magazine about her own 25th birthday.
“Part of me thought it would be weird if people knew I was a grown-up playing a teenager in ‘Precious’,” she said. “So I had a twenty-first-birthday party. We had drinks and went to a strip club called Shotgun Willie’s.”
Sidibe has parlayed her success - she was nominated for a best actress Oscar for the 2009 film - into roles in the new Showtime series “The Big C” and the forthcoming film “Yelling to the Sky.”
To read what Lauren Conrad, Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox and others had to say about being 25, head over to ELLE.com.
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