Beyoncé Wears Body Paint, Glitter (and Not Much Else) For Her Latest Magazine Cover

07/10/2013 at 04:16 PM ET

Beyonce Flaunt MagazineTony Duran for Flaunt

Beyoncé has covered her fair share of magazines (this one included!) but we guarantee you’ve never seen her like this before.

The megastar (and 2012 PEOPLE’s World’s Most Beautiful woman) strips down and glams up in a dazzling coat of body paint and some major makeup for the latest issue of Flaunt.

And just as surprising as that sultry, sparkling cover: The notorious perfectionist opens up to the mag about topics as varied as her drag queen impersonators and awesome sex scandals in history.

RELATED PHOTOS: See even more sexy stars here!

Want to know where you can find her and Jay-Z making out? “The Louvre, or under the Arc de Triomphe,” she shares. “Paris is a beautiful, sexy city.”

How about how to pack a picnic to get her in a romantic mood? “A cozy blanket, red wine, fruit, ’90s R&B playing on my iPod. I don’t think you need much else,” she says.

For more insight from Beyoncé, visit, and pick up the latest issue, on stands July 11, for even more jaw-dropping shots (the two below are just a small sample of what’s inside!).

Tell us: What do you think of this bold Beyoncé photoshoot?

Beyonce Flaunt MagazineTony Duran for Flaunt

–Alex Apatoff

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julie on

Love the cover! A body like that should be on display. Love this woman!

NotSaidFred on

Always beautiful, but there is no way that is her left hand. That’s anatomically impossible. Unless it’s a Photoshop accident.

Hmm on

She wishes her boobs were that big n

KP on

too much photoshop

guest on


Leslee on

NotSaidFred, it’s not anatomically impossible for that to be her hand, I can do the same thing. I am a rather Gumby like creature with a more than average flexibility but even with that, my back is broader than hers and farther to reach.

De on

While it is true she is an attractive lady, I am tired of seeing the exploitation of female’s bodies. What was the purpose of this, where is the artistic value?

Renee on

Agree. so photoshopped. Her boobs are not that big, nor would they stick up like that! Love the glitter though, that’s really cool.

pam on

In competition with the Kardashians for most self-absorbed?


Here’s the deal!
1. The cover photo looks bizarre (very bizarre)!
2. She looks scared and uncomfortable in the B&W photo.
3. The photo of her with dry hair and the necklaces is pretty.
4. Beyonce is so full of herself which makes her a bit sickening!

pinkdaisy344 on

Her boobs are not that big and that is not her left hand wrapped around the right side of her body. Major photo-shop here. Love body paint and glitter but this one is weird looking.



sara on


Really!!! on

She is so overrated. Those are not her boobs!! She needs to go away


Kind of a cool cover but, as others have commented, the hand placement is odd.

Julie on

Raise your hand if you tried to wrap your arm around the back of your waist and grab your butt like Beyonce did in the first photo. LOL

PS on

OK, possibly some Photoshopping but at least they didn’t bleach her face! Yay!

Tina on

Ooookaaaay! (shrugs shoulders)

Jane on

The problem with the cover is that if you put your arm behind you like that, and it is possible, it will also change how your chest and shoulders look and this is not apparent in this photo as both of her breasts are symmetrical and her left shoulder is square with her right, which is why it seems photo shopped. I also don’t think she is naked either

Carol on

Love The Photos!! She’s powerful!!

Katie on

Ha ha Julie. I did. I was able to do it, just not as easily as I could have twenty years ago. Why isn’t this considered indecent exposure? She is naked, but simply covered with glitter. I’m from Vegas so believe me, this doesn’t shock me as I see this type of stuff ALL the time on cabs and billboards. What makes it truly indecent? Do the ni….ples have to be shown (not sure which words are allowed)?

Nana on

Lol, making out in the art museum Louvre? Or in the middle of the traffic jam around the Arc de Triomphe? Seriously, Paris may be a romantic city but the spots mentioned are pretty weird for making out.

nontoe on

Queen B

terry on

Perfectly fake. Sums up everything about her.

Katie on

Her hair looks like that copper looking sponge people sometimes use in their kitchen.

Helen on

Beyonce is one of the most beautiful women in the world….but…those are not her boobs.

Amy on

@NotSaidFred – That absolutely is her left hand. Put your hand behind your back and try it – unless you’re the least flexible person on the planet? Not EVERYTHING is photoshopped.

Good Tx Girl on

I say if you got it, flaunt it, and Bey’s got it alright.

Pam on

@Nana everywhere in Paris is a make out spot. That city is incredibly sexy. My Husband and I honeymooned there and we kissed in those places that she mentioned.

Janey on

She is soo beautiful but this picture is very strange to me, from the expression on her face which seems to be just pasted on and the hand behind her is beyond weird.

mikki on

photoshop much?

confessionsfromtheborderline on

She is totally fantastic!

layla on

WTF ????????

Lily on

Why do these celebrities all think we want to see them naked? Alot of us DON”T

gracie grace on

@ Jane. You see 100% correct. You can see the bikini top and is she naked, she must have chopped off her nipples

gracie grace on

Sorry. Typo…..should had been. IF she is naked

Kica on

Like the pic…but what is UP with that other hand??? Doesn’t even look natural. Really bad and unrealistic photo shop work.

Kica on

Oh also, how is she self absorbed. Mags are calling her for photos and interviews, she’s not calling them. Haters gonna hate I guess.

KB on

Give it a rest already and put some clothes on. You are a Mom for pete’s sake.

Sophia on

Too bad they didn’t cover her face

Melisa on

This woman is SO into herself. It’s not jealousy, it’s my opinion.

Clo on

That’s a bad photography! her left hand looks weird! it seems it belongs to another person! bad photo!

Hannah on

Her cover pose is absolutely ridiculous, the second is a blackface look that would spark outrage if another race tried it, and the third is too overdone.
Beyonce is beautiful all on her own. Let her be.

Crystal on

I like the cover, she is certianly a beautiful woman but tell me this – how did she get her hand to twist like that???? Photoshop blunder perhaps?

Jann on

Don’t really see WHY she did this. I guess since I think she is a self-absorbed woman and has no class, same goes for her husband by the way, that could be why I feel this way.
Oh well.

Jmlsec on

Narcissism at it’s best!

Leny le on

May be her face, but the bottom…
I went to beyonce concert in paris and thought she is a real good entertainer
But she seems to live in another word
Looking the world from her supposed throne , with her king and baby queen
Plus there are full of contradictions
Supporting a national good health campaign
And be sponsored by Pepsi
Claiming your independancy and calling your tour from your husband
Almost human but too much narcissic
Maybe that is it to be a star….

Cindy on

She looks like Tyra Banks on the cover pic. But anyway, Beyonce is so talented and probably one of the best entertainers in the world, so I don’t really understand why she does these kinds of photos. I find it rather disapointing.

Dina on

I have a friend who has this same body, she paid 100 grand to have it… it is called liposuction, and body contoure. And I still doubt she was ever pregnant…

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