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Susan Boyle Goes Glam for Harper’s Bazaar

When Susan Boyle stepped on the “Britain’s Got Talent” stage, she awed the world with her pitch-perfect rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream,” moving the judges and the audience to tears and a standing ovation. Since then, she’s experienced the highs and lows that come with instant fame, and now, in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, she is seen as never before: stylish, sophisticated and elegant in her first major magazine interview and photo shoot.

Susan Boyle Goes Glam for Harper's Bazaar

In the spread, Boyle offers an inside look at her still-unfolding success story and goes glam with red-carpet-worthy hair and makeup. She shines in looks that include a plum Michael Kors dress, a J.Crew statement necklace and studded black Giuseppe Zanotti pumps.

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On finding salvation through singing:

“As a kid, I was in my own wee world when I listened to records in my bedroom,” she says. “I didn’t mix with other kids much. I was frightened of people because of their reactions toward me.” / “It’s complicated,” she says quietly. “But the best way I could express myself was in the bedroom, singing along and imagining I was entertaining people.”

On becoming an overnight YouTube sensation:

“YouTube? What’s that? A tube of candy? I don’t think so!” She laughs. “That was a shock. The YouTube thing was like a demolition ball. 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.”


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sunshine | August 5th, 2009

Lots of airbrushing and Spandex are a woman’s best friends.

lauren cazden | August 5th, 2009

Harper’s Bazaar”

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August 5th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! She not only has the greatest voice in the world but she is realllllllllllly beautiful, sexy and wonderful — I CAN’T WAIT TO BUY TICKETS FOR HER CONCERT IN AMERICA.

Thank you Harper’s Bazaar

I will be buying your September issue — maybe 10 of them

Citroenlady | August 5th, 2009

I think she looks absolutely beautiful. I only hope now that Susan’s outer appearance matches her superb, angelic voice, the press will be a bit kinder to her! There will surely be a few red faces in the British press I shouldn’t wonder. Go for it Susan – fantastic!

Kingdoms Fell | August 5th, 2009

no amount of makeup or sequins can hide true beauty.

I’ve grown up reading stories about legends, supposedly historical fact, that I never really understood until now.
This is the kind of woman that wars were fought over in the old days.

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peachtree | August 5th, 2009

Hope she gets to keep all the clothes and gets rid of her mothers old cocktail dress. When is she going to take lessons from Miss Manners?

Dereck | August 6th, 2009

I remember her when she first come up on the scene. She’s really different now.

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Marilyn | August 9th, 2009

Wow, what a gorgeous lady! They didn’t change her, in my opinion, but merely polished her so that we could see the beauty that was there all along. She looks fabulous, and she looks like she *feels* fabulous, which is even more important.

Misti in Seattle | August 12th, 2009

Nice article. Susan looks absolutely stunning, to match her glorious voice! I can’t wait for her arrival in America and have been haunting the stores for days to latch on to a BUNCH of copies of Harper’s Bazaar the minute it hits the stands! Thank you HB!