Adele graces ‘Vogue’ cover, fresh off Grammy success
On Sunday, Adele collected the largest haul of Grammys ever won in a single night by a British female singer. But aside from the awards she received from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States, the 23-year-old pop-soul diva has racked up yet another coveted honor – the cover of Vogue.
Adele looks gorgeous on the March 2012 issue of the magazine in an image, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, meant to be sexy in a glamorous way. Apart from the cover featuring the Rolling in the Deep singer with windswept hair and in a low-cut black lace top, there’s a wide variety of other photos inside. The article, written by Jonathan Van Meter, is also impressive. It explains why Adele is loved and admired by millions of people: she’s just so down-to-earth and real.
In the interview, the British songstress reveals that her ex-boyfriend changed her life in ways she never imagined, and she’s never writing a breakup record again. Here are some excerpts taken from the fashion bible.
On her ex: “You know, he was amazing. He was great. But it was never going to work. And for ages I was like, ‘As if he deserves any f***ing kudos for inspiring my record.'”
On her current boyfriend, Simon Konecki: “He’s wonderful. He’s proud of me, but he don’t care about what I do or what other people think. He looks after me. I don’t think I would have gotten through the recovery for my surgery if it hadn’t been for him.”
On awards shows: “I hate the red carpet. I don’t feel insecure, I just feel like, Oh, I don’t want to do this. I literally get a stomach cramp. At the VMA’s last year I felt really out of my comfort zone because there were so many superstars there. But that’s been the case from day one. I never feel like, Oh, yeah, I should be here. And I was missing my best friend’s hen night. So I was a bit bitter that I wasn’t there, to be perfectly honest.”
On her favorite artist, Beyoncé: “She’s been a huge and constant part of my life as an artist since I was about ten or eleven. I love how all of her songs are about empowerment. Even when she’s married and Jay-Z put a ring on it, she releases ‘Single Ladies.’ Go get yours. Go get what you deserve. I think she’s really inspiring. She’s beautiful. She’s ridiculously talented, and she is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met.”