Rihanna, never one to shy away from getting her bod out on camera, has done exactly that for the July issue of Esquire.
RiRi and her rather revealing cutout underwear (or possibly swimsuit) star in a photoshoot accompanied by an equally racy interview wherein she confesses her celebrity ladycrush on Cheryl Cole in no uncertain terms.
And, when Rihanna's willing to give them a photoshoot like this, it's hardly surprising to learn she was named Sexiest Woman Alive (by Esquire, natch) in 2011.
Here are the quotes of note:
On Cheryl (probably best not to read this aloud to your granny or boss):
"Ooh! Cheryl Cole is...hot. I would just like to watch her work. Preferably cleaning things on the floor. Picking up stuff on the floor. Bending over. She's hot! I mean, literally...she's so beautiful."
On SuBo and Cliff Richard:
"Susan Boyle I love. But I would have to do some more homework about Cliff Richard."
On her budding movie career:
"We're going to start shooting a couple more movies starting right after Battleship comes out. One's a comedy. There's an action [film]. And there's an animation."
On recording Birthday Cake and Turn Up the Music with Chris Brown:
"I thought people were gonna be surprised that we finally did a record together, but I didn't see how people could think it was a bad thing, you know? In my mind, it was just music."
We can only imagine how happy the portion of the internet that writes Cheryl Cole/Rihanna fanfiction must be right now. Obviously the portion of the internet who write Cliff Richard/Rihanna fanfiction will be less satisfied.
You can read the full interview in the July issue of Esquire, on sale from 4 June