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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Mason on

she look good she always looks good

smithie on

susan looks absolutely great now.keep it up girl.good luck

marky on

I hope she keeps her Scottish “naturalness”, as she begins her career. She does have a lovely laugh and a chance to realize her dreams without losing herself if everyone working with her helps her correctly. You go, Susan! You’re fantastic just as you are! Even better with a little lipstick and a pretty dress! Can’t wait for your album!

LBW on

I am so looking forward to her CD. I am hoping for Christmas music and Broadway tunes. Her voice is real and true and she does look cute.

mistyluv7 on

Kudos to Harpers for keeping her natural and lovely. They seemed to be sensitive to her shyness , but glammed her just enough to make a stunning statement. She is a Star and will absolutely shine on stage!

Kathleen on

She looks gorgeous! Beautiful clothes look just right on her. Is the magazine out yet?

Dominique on

so happy for her!
she looks so pretty!!

Susan Lewis on

She looks terrific, this was a very good thing for her. These people should do her album cover, as well. Very nice.

Anne Biggs on

Thank you so much, it is about time a real person graces the stage and we the “simpletons” of the world can see the magic. From the video she looked amazing, but still the same woman we fell in love with when she first walked on stage. Please do not destroy the magic.

indifferent on

The makeover of Susan B. proves to me that the star celebs are probably ordinary looking people on whom much money was spent for makeovers. anyone can be beautiful with the right amount of money I guess.

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.

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CM on

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

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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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I am so happy to see her happy. It does the soul good. My best to her and to all her fans.

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She is beautiful. Her smlie makes me smile.

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SUSAN BOYLE, looked elegant,and simply gorgeous,lovede the article.

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