Katy Perry covers Elle Magazine's September 2012 issue, and the 27-year-old singer opens up about her love life and living under a microscope.

Katy, who just finalized her divorce from British comedian Russell Brand last month, reveals that she's open to the possibility of second marriage one day. “I obviously have a lot to say right now," she says. "I’m a woman who likes to be courted -– strongly. Never say never, I guess you’d say. I’ll let love take the lead on that.” Hmm, you hear that, John Mayer?

On being a role model, Katy says, “I have no regrets … I’m not going to be everything to everyone. I can’t tell a person when it’s time for them to have sex. Or if they should have a cigarette … But I try to live my life with a lot of integrity, and, hopefully, that sends a message.”

When asked if she'll ever switch her style when it comes to her music, Katy tells the mag, “I love what I do, and when I don’t love what I do, I’ll make a change … I can’t be the candy queen forever.”

Click the gallery below for more shots from Katy's shoot!