Justin Bieber On Growing Up Over The Past Year: "I Carry Myself In A More Manly Way"

19 July 2012, 08:13 | Updated: 19 July 2012, 10:45

The 'Boyfriend' star reveals he feels much more like a man now he has grown up over the past year or so.

Justin Bieber says he feels he has matured and become "more manly" over the past few years since rising to fame.

The 'Never Say Never' star got his first taste of success as an artist in 2009 with the release of his debut single 'One Time', but feels he holds himself and acts very differently to the "boy" he used to be when people first found out about him.

"I feel like I carry myself in a more manly way," Justin revealed to Rolling Stone, in his cover interview for the publication's August issue. "I don't carry myself as a boy."

Yesterday behind the scenes footage was unveiled from Justin's photoshoot for the magazine, which sees imposing on the cover in a white vest and gold chain, and boasts the strap line "Hot, Ready, Legal".

View a picture of Justin Bieber performing live in California earlier this year below (Credit: Getty):

The 'Boyfriend' star is currently promoting his new album 'Believe' in Australia and New Zealand, and was memorably confronted by a fan on stage during Australia's Got Talent this week before she was removed by security.

Justin Bieber's visit to Australia is the final promotional stop before Justin kicks off his 'Believe' world tour this September in America, returning to the UK in early 2013.