Anyone who follows Ellie Goulding on Instagram knows she has ably transformed herself into the role of sexy pop siren, and now she gets to take a break from the glamorous selfies and let someone else do the work, as the cover model for Marie Claire UK‘s February issue. Goulding posed both with and without a top for the spread, wearing everything from a sleek black dress to ripped-up jeans and leather.
In the accompanying interview, the British singer revealed what it was like to perform at Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s royal wedding in 2011, while opening up a bit about her own love life.
Click through the gallery up top to see more pics, and for more interview highlights head to Marie Claire UK.
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