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VIDEO: Susan Boyle Gets Glam For Harper's Bazaar

08/05/2009 at 09:59 AM ET

British singing sensation Susan Boyle gets glam for her first major magazine spread for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, posing for a high fashion shoot called, appropriately, “Susan Boyle: Unsung Hero”. Laura Brown, Harper’s Bazaar Special Projects Editor, says the theme of the spread was focused on her transformation in the public eye “because she lived 47-years without a spotlight. Then she came out onto the stage and transfixed us all.” On her overnight YouTube fame, Susan says, “It was just overwhelming–to find TV stations camped outside your door and the phone ringing 24 hours a day. It was good. But overwhelming. It was too big for anyone to handle.” The goal was to make the spread feel like real life for Susan, who has enjoyed shopping and changing up her style since becoming a star. Check out Today‘s behind-the-scenes glimpse into Susan’s shoot and pick up the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, also featuring Leighton Meester on the cover, on newsstands August 18th. To read more of Susan’s interview with Harper’s visit harpersbazaar.com.

CLICK THROUGH TO SEE IMAGES FROM SUSAN’S BAZAAR SPREAD AND THE COVER FEATURING LEIGHTON MEESTER!

Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

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trennie on

Susan looks great and the interview was terrific. Loved the part about “Do you think I’m in this for the money, babe? Who do you think I am? I sing to entertain people, to make them happy.” Can you think of any star around today who would even think of saying something like that? Susan is still unique. Wonder what advice Madonna’s going to give her. That’ll be an interesting conversation.

Sally Ross on

Susan’s independent beautiful personality continues to shine. And she loves her cat – what more could you want. Waiting for the cds.

JLJ on

Her story gets better and better, doesn’t it? She continues to be an inspiration, a regular girl can sing, and a regular girl can look quite nice when she is open to trying new things.

Metamorphosis of Susan Boyle: Butterfly Emerges and Takes Flight « Anne Caroline Drake on

[...] morning you were able to see Susan Boyle on the Today Show.  If not, you can catch the video at People’s blog.  You will smile.  You will cry.  And, you will realize your dreams can come true [...]

CM on

How wonderful she looks! Very happy and pretty. Just the right amount of style for her newfound stardom. Best of luck!

Idol Headlines for 08/06/09 | mjsbigblog on

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Jani on

She looks lovely.
I wish her all the happiness in the world.

Elda on

My baby girl is looking BEAUTIFUL!! Can’t wait for her CD to come out!! She’s a real Cinderella!!!

Virginia on

Wow she looks fantastic. I always knew Susan would go far. I am disappoint’ed we dont get the magazine in the UK Love Susan ti bits.

Angela on

Susan, you are a star. Dearie you have long since passed Eileen Page (or whoever that was you wanted to be like). If she’s still living, I’m betting she wants to be like you now!!!

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