Tuesday 27 September 2016

Glee star Lea Michele bares all for Women's Health magazine

Published 02/08/2016 | 15:56

Singer and TV star Lea Michele features on the cover of the 'Naked Issue' edition of Women's Health
Singer and TV star Lea Michele features on the cover of the 'Naked Issue' edition of Women's Health

Glee actress Lea Michele has posed naked for the September issue of Women's Health magazine.

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The singer and TV star features on the cover of the monthly's "Naked Issue" edition.

Michele, 29, said: "Right now, I feel physically in my best shape and emotionally in my best place.

"I'm not perfect. I'm not trying to represent myself as being some perfect girl, but I love myself, flaws and all."

The cover also shows off a tattoo of the name "Finn" on her left buttock cheek that has led to speculation as to whether it is new and a tribute to her late boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith.

Canadian-born Monteith, who played Finn in the popular singing TV show, was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver in July 2013.

Talking to Women's Health about being happy, she said: "I have down days. I accept those days as much as the happy ones."

The Scream Queens star said her solution on down days is to "make macaroni cheese, call my mom, pour a glass of red wine" and "watch some reality television".

Her role as Rachel Berry in Glee earned her an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations.

Her personal life echoed strands from the show at the time as she was dating Monteith off-screen, and on-screen Rachel and Finn were an item.

Talking about empowering women, she told the magazine: "I think women should be more vocal about their achievements. I'm proud of what I've achieved because I've worked so hard to get here."

:: Read the full interview in the September Naked Issue of Women's Health, on sale August 3.

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