Kelly Clarkson is showing off her slimmed down body for the August 2012 cover of Lucky magazine shot by photographer Ben Watts.
The Duets judge dons a huge smile while wearing a red Rachel Comey blazer over a red Michael Stars top and Diesel jeans for her cover look.
In the issue, Clarkson dishes on not being a lesbian, her new gig on Duets, and more.
On being more country: “Even though I’m a pop singer, I really have more the life of a country singer. I put on the Hank Williams and the Patsy Cline and the Rosemary Clooney on vinyl — I’m not trying to be some cool indie-rock person, I just love the way it sounds—and throw on a T-shirt and jeans. In Texas, we practically come out of the womb in jeans.’
On her beau: “Oh, there’s all these rumors that I’m a lesbian. I have a boyfriend now, Brandon Blackstock, my manager Narvel’s son, Reba McEntire’s stepson? I just had my 30th birthday and we went turkey shooting. It’s what I wanted to do, so we went.”
On ‘Duets’: “Last week, one of the Duets contestants was crying. She said, ‘I gave everything up to come here, and I’m scared.’ I thought back to Idol and how I didn’t know much except that I was scared, and that I had nothing left to lose. I told her, ‘That fear? It’s your power in this situation. Use it, because it’s your fire.’”