Lea Michele Reveals All For V Magazine

Feb 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm |
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Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson

Everyone remembers Lea Michelle as the wholesome girl next door from Glee. For the past few years Lea has embodied everything that Rachel Berry values both on and off the screen. Her wholesome image however was shaken when long time boyfriend Corey Monteith passed away in July of 2013 and Lea was forced to face life in the spotlight on her own. This year, with the conclusion of the hit series Glee quickly drawing near, Lea has been forced to choose what image she ultimately wants for her budding career.

Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson

V Magazine is known for being edgy, provocative, and far from the wholesome image that Michelle has cultivated for herself over the years. Lea’s 2014 shoot is a far cry from anything that Glee fans have seen in the past. On the cover, Lea poses in a black bra and blue swimsuit showing off her killer physique. Lea looks sexy, confident, and ready to take on the world of grown up acting after her stint on Glee draws to a close. Though some may see this as an attempt to completely shake her Glee image, Lea claims that she is coming into her own, finding ways to cope with the loss of her first love, and finding ways to become the woman that she knows she wants to be.

Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson

In the interview, Lea talks about how her role model, Stevie Nicks, helped her work through the loss of her boyfriend and the paparazzi storm that followed shortly after. Lea met Stevie on the set of Glee where the multi Grammy winner guest starred. The two hit it off and stayed in touch after the episode wrapped. Lea sites Stevie as one of the main reasons she was able to get help and truly begin to heal after Monteith was found dead in his Canadian hotel room from a heroine overdose.

Lea is doing V Magazine as part of press for her upcoming solo album, Louder, set to drop later this year. Not only has Lea grown as a musician, but also as a person. Lea says that the person she used to be would have rather gone out clubbing but now she prefers to spend the night at home. Even though she did the sexy magazine shoot, Lea says that she is not ready to shed her good girl image and finds the nick name “grandma” amusing. There is no doubt that the possibilities are endless for this budding talent and that with the right guidance and drive, she can do just about anything.

Everyone remembers Lea Michelle as the wholesome girl next door from Glee. For the past few years Lea has embodied everything that Rachel Berry values both on and off the screen. Her wholesome image however was shaken when long time boyfriend Corey Monteith passed away in July of 2013 and Lea was forced to face life in the spotlight on her own.