23-year-old singer, Rita Ora goes topless for the UK cover of Elle’s May 2014 issue, which was shot by Thomas Whiteside. It also serves as her very first cover shoot for the magazine. Rita shows off her sexy side on the provocative cover, giving fans a good glimpse at her side boob and sizable Rosetta tattoo decorating her ribcage.
Rita says of the body art:
“It’s based on an original piece by Alberto Vargas, who was an incredible illustrator in the 1930s. He was one of the creators of the pin-up image. That’s our build, our power.”
On discussing why this album is different to her debut one, she says:
“I didn’t know what the fuck I was doing on my first album, let’s be honest. I was a kid having the time of my life. And I made a party album – party and bullshit. This time, I’m still having a great time, but I’m in a great, loving place. Now I want people to see you can have fun and be in love at the same time.”