Go Behind the Scenes at Katy Perry's Patriotic 'Parade' Shoot

07/04/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

She’s said she wants to be “the pinup of the future,” and Katy Perry is well on her way in the latest issue of Parade magazine.

Posing for the publication’s cover in lots of glittery red, white and blue, Perry takes a page from pinups of the past, and even goes a step further, modeling with 10 active Navy servicemen. “Even though I’m not her demo, I’m a big fan of Katy Perry,” Chief Mass Communication Specialist Anthony Briggs Jr. tells the mag. “I actually gave the phone to Katy and she talked to my daughter.”

“Katy personally introduced herself to us and shook all of our hands,” adds Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handler) 1st Class Arnel Angeles. “She actually took time out for us and hung out.”

When she wasn’t talking to the servicemen, Perry was talking about her new film, Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D, and, of course, her style.”I like the darker look right now,” she admitted. “It seems like I’ve been the candy queen for a long time, and as much as I loved creating that look, I know that if I don’t evolve people might get bored.”

See more from Perry’s shoot in the clip above, and read the interview highlights on parade.com. Happy Fourth of July!

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Jon on

I loved the VIDEO, it was very nice, and Katy Perry looks great on The New Issue of PARADE Magazine!

crazygirl on

I don’t really enjoy looking at Katy anymore- To me it’s like she lost the light in her eyes that made her extra special. Someone breaking your heart will do that to you. She will always be a beautiful woman and kudos for her for being able to carry on in the limelight. I hope to see that spark return for her soon.

Gmk munga on

It seem like dis girl is going to be wat she want to be as she said.she kno wat her future is.But our problem is to forget who gave u that strength.The Lord our God who always for us.we shall always remember him.

KleyxeryVicjoe on

si es buena, es preciosa, tiene beunas canciones su voz no es buena ademas usa colores como que es una cantante mas para nif1as y/o adolescentes no como Rihanna cuya show es mas serio, sensual tiene mas carga sensual y esta dirigido a un publico adulto

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