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Susan Boyle has gone glam in the newest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, wowing fans and foes alike with her stunning first magazine photo shoot.
Boyle received a gorgeous makeover and was draped in high fashion numbers for the shoot, which set out to take “gorgeous, glamorous, sensitive photos of her,” as the magazine told the Today Show.
The Scottish singing sensation was reportedly thrilled with the clothing, saying she felt like a “knockout” and a “Hollywood actress.”
Still, the endearing superstar was no diva on set – she even did a bit of moonwalking in her high heels!
Boyle gave an in depth interview to the magazine to go along with her extensive photo shoot, revealing more about her Irish mother’s influence on her audition for “Britain’s Got Talent,” the show responsible for catapulting her to stardom.
As first revealed by IrishCentral, Boyle said she stopped singing after her mother Bridget, who emigrated from Ireland to Scotland, died. When she finally mustered up the strength to sing again, she chose to “I Dream a Dream,” just for her mom.
"I did the audition for [my mother] because she always wanted me to make something of my life, but I had to wait a bit because her death prevented me from singing for a while. I couldn't put my heart into it.
“So I was singing about wanting things to be like they were before she went. You know, it was a double-edged sword because it was about what I wanted to do, but it was also about wanting to turn back to when she was with me. Powerful stuff."
Socking it to critics who called her a sore loser after the “BGT” finale, Boyle told the magazine that she had no problem coming in second. "I lost to a good group of guys. I think coming in second was good, actually."
Boyle’s now busy giving interviews, making TV appearances and recording her debut album, but the singing star, who spent time in a mental health clinic after the “BGT” finale to take a break from the overwhelming glare of the media’s spotlight, is clearly becoming more comfortable with her fame.
"It will take a bit of adjusting to because I've led a sheltered life, I know. I've got life experience, but mentally I have to adjust. But it's all good. All good," she said.