She landed the title of GQ’s Woman of the Year at an awards ceremony last week so who could blame Lana Del Rey for oozing confidence.
And it is clear that the 26-year-old singer is comfortable in her own skin stripping off to appear nude on the cover of next month’s magazine.
The Video Games singer is seen sat on the floor completely naked with her legs crossed and only her long fiery locks to conceal her modesty.
Wearing nothing but bright red lipstick Lana is seen tilting her head in a seductive fashion towards the camera.
In another shot she is seen dressed in a white basque smelling a rose while in another a man is cupping her breast.
At the GQ party last week Lana revealed exactly who the hand belonged to.
Introduced by Boy George, who kindly compared her sultry persona to that of Marilyn Monroe, she took the stage and thanked editors for bestowing her with the title.
Shifting on stage, she hummed, her words hanging with monotone expression: ‘We had a beautiful shoot in Monaco and I had a really interesting interview – for a change – and I was reminded of why I love to sing and why I wanted to become a writer.
And also,’ she continued, ‘Paul, the creative director, was very hands on with the shoot.’
As laughter rumbled through the audience, Del Rey made reference presumably to the British magazine’s creative director, Paul Solomons.
‘In fact, if you see in the magazine – in the middle of the spread – you’ll see a hand hoisting up one of my boobs,’ she added.
‘That’s Paul’s hand. Couldn’t have done it without him.’
Speaking to the magazine Lana speaks out about what it is like living in the spotlight and says: ‘My life is just f***ing different. I never wanted to lead a normal life. I was always a secret thrill-seeker.’
The flame-haired singer also talked about her battle with drinking.
She said: ‘Alcohol was the first love of my life. I have a dark side but the dark side was winning every time.’
Lana has recently revealed she is quitting the recording studio to write Hollywood scripts and she even enjoyed dinner with British actress Carey Mulligan, 27, in LA last month.