You'll Never Guess Who Rihanna Listens to and Other Revelations


It would seem that Rihanna has no problem stripping down for the cameras. After all, this is the same woman who wore a see-through dress to the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in July.

But in her fifth cover for Elle magazine, the 26-year-old singer bares herself in a different way.

In a series of photographs for the December issue, Rihanna wears not much more than lipstick and a dusting of powder on her face, showing off her flawless skin, while also flaunting her natural hair. And in a new Q&A, she was equally frank.

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From a preview of the interview, which will hit newsstands next week, here were some of her most revealing answers:

1. What do people misunderstand about you?

"I'm shy."

2. What's the sexiest thing a man has ever said to you?

"Any man that tells me what to do is sexy!"

3. Your worst fear?


4. The last time you were starstruck?

"When I met Aaron Paul at the Spike awards.

5. Are you a good cook?

I'm a fun cook! My specialty is seafood, but I also make the sickest mac 'n' cheese you will ever taste.

6. If you had to listen to three albums on repeat, what would they be?

"KoL's 'Only By the Night,' Buju Banton's "Til Shiloh,' and Michael Bolton's 'Greatest Hits (1985-1995).' And the 'Waiting to Exhale' soundtrack.

7. If you weren't a singer, what would you be?

"A wife."

8. If you were a piece of jewelry, what would it be?

"I'd be a choker!"

Paola Kudacki for ELLE