Leona Covers InStyle

Published: Thursday 29th Apr 2010 by Sam

Peep singing sensation Leona Leona posing it up on the cover of InStyle‘s June 2010 issue. The East London bred star spoke to the magazine about wanting a career like Madonna, being punched in the  face last year, and more. Her quotes (and a random rant) after the jump…

Despite admiring the storied career of Madonna and wanting similar longevity, the 25 year old emphatically tells the magazine that she won’t be stripping off Madge style any time soon:

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“No weird sex books for me. I would never even do a bikini shoot. It’s too embarrassing.”

Addressing for the first time the incident which saw a mentally ill man strike her in the face at a book signing last year, Lewis quipped:

“I was angry at first, but then I found out he wasn’t well.”

On her fashion favourites, she said:

“I still love my big ballgowns with a kind of twist to them, but I also like Vivienne Westwood because she’s kind of punky and does really nice shapes for ladies.”

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I may catch some flack for this, but those sound-bites kinda reinforce the ‘boring’ label often thrown Ms. Lewis’ way. I mean is anyone ‘really’ that nice? Granted, talent (which she possess in bucket-loads) should rate most important in the industry, the unfortunate reality is that it doesn’t. Hence, with little in the way of edge or recognisable personality to set herself apart, Leona runs the risk of falling to the background like countless less talented artists.

One can only hope her next album, which she is currently recording, sees her serve up more edge lyrically and on the production tip too. For, despite being on her third album, many (myself included) are nonethewiser about just who Leona is as an artist. Just my two pence…

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  1. movieman April 29, 2010

    its sad her career ended so fast o well

  2. Gucci April 29, 2010

    Really? Because nobody knows who Kelly is as an artist either. But for some reason you just loooooooove wasting precious brain cells talking about how amazing she is. I do support Leona though. You talk about talent over and over again but when undisputed, true talent looks at you in your face, you find a way to throw shade.

    Disgusting. I’ma need you to start postings things that actually make some sense. Quality over quantity queens.

  3. Last Boy on Earth April 29, 2010

    I still cant believe people try to compare this woman to the Godess that was Mariah Carey in her prime, it is a sin to compare the 2, Leona 1st album sucks big time and the 2nd one is even worse, not surprising that it flopped, the 1st only sold because of the hype then people saw that she sucks literally and I am not hating, I love some of her songs but with this talent I think it is a waste to make these mediocre songs

  4. Last Boy on Earth April 29, 2010

    *(,,,) is a waste to make this mediocre stuff

  5. BeyonceBreezy April 29, 2010

    Leona has an incredible voice she sounds great live and in studio
    Can’t say the same on your rihanna who’s biased on s** appeal
    Least leona isn’t famous for sexappeal she has real talent unlike riri 🙂

    @Last Boy on Earth

  6. Tha Phoenix April 29, 2010

    I love Leona, but she’s boring as hell. That’s all.

  7. hihihihi April 29, 2010

    SHE HAS BUCKETLOADS TALENT??????

    SHE CAN SING

    YEAH THATS A BUCKET

  8. Last Boy on Earth April 29, 2010

    @beyoncebreezy
    lmao @ the delusional Fist stan, no one even mentioned Rihanna, b**** sit please and dont even compare Rihanna to Leona, they dont even make the same type of music

  9. Tavi April 29, 2010

    EVERYBODY COULD YOU PLEASE GO && WATCH MY DANCE VIDEO && COMMENT, IT’LL MEAN SOOO MUCH!!! =)

  10. Maceo April 29, 2010

    I agree with Gucci – make up your mind.

  11. BeyonceBreezy April 29, 2010

    Leona Lewis =Talent Rihanna =SexAppeal
    FistFan? I don’t see Chris playing the victim for album sales..
    Just saying 🙂
    Rihanna sounds like a chipmunk you rihanna fans should look past her forehead and see real talent like Leona
    You’re a fan of someone with no talent whatsoever so please shut the f*** up k thanks =)
    You’re right Rihanna is nowhere near a comparison to Leona
    She’s just a pretty girl with s** appeal for her talent..

  12. BeyonceBreezy April 29, 2010

    Leona looks great on the cover.

  13. Gucci April 29, 2010

    @BeyonceBreezy
    Honey can’t you see that nobody cares? You’re trying to spark a Rihanna debate for absolutely no reason in a Leona Lewis post. Why are you in the girls vadge? Pull it out out your mouth sweetie. Obviously her lack of talent somehow drew your lips to her c******* on this post so she must be doing something right? Let it go hun.

  14. Tha Phoenix April 29, 2010

    I kinda agree with @Gucci. Despite being way less talented singingwise than Leona, Rihanna IS more relevant than her. Much as I wish it were the other way around.

    Rihanna is in no way boring, her interviews are always fun to watch, and personality goes a long way to separate yourself from the rest of the pack – Leona needs to step hers up, cause her voice is incredible. Hopefully she’ll have done so by her next LP.

  15. Rob April 29, 2010

    she looks amazing on that cover ,

  16. S.P April 29, 2010

    sam not every one is as nusty as u! leona lewis dont need to be nusty like u to succeed. she is a nice gel and she shouldn’t change. its seriously a shame that u associate being nice with being boring! it paints a picture of the kind of person u r. i wounder wat type of parents u have? m sure they are ashamed of u! u r a disgrace! if u were my son i would disown u.

  17. jonstrax April 29, 2010

    SHE SEEMS LIKE SHE WOULD BE BORING TO HANG OUT WITH BUT SHE IS DEFIANTLY TALENTED

    http://WWW.FRESHURBANENT.CO.UK << CHECK OUT MY ENTERTAINMENT WEBSITE
    COMMENTS WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

  18. magdalena April 29, 2010

    um, you criticise rihanna for being overly sexual and u feel on the other hand that leona is boring. lol.

  19. hihihihi April 29, 2010

    [email protected] SOUNDING LIKE A CHIPMUNK BUT BEING A CHRIS BROWN AKA IM SOUNDING BREATHY AND THIN AND LIKE 15 -FAN

    BLESS UR SOUL

  20. Trosto07 April 29, 2010

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    NOW WORK!!!!!!!

  21. licaan April 29, 2010

    She looks beautiful

    plz leave the goat comments for the goat post
    thank you

  22. Trosto07 April 29, 2010

    B**** YOU DONT RUN S***.. GO KELS!!

  23. missingbeyonce April 29, 2010

    BeyonceBreezy
    i cant agree more this woman is so talent i love rihanna But even i know she use her
    Body too much to sell and alot of pepole will jump and say Beyonce does it too But atlest Beyonce dont do it allthe time any way leona look so good in the cover and she just she just start will have a long career with that amazing voice she have

  24. Mike April 29, 2010

    The pics in side look even better. 😉 My only problem is I’d wish she’d go back to the darker hair again. The blonde hair makes her look washed out.

    @Last Boy on Earth – Leona does have the ability to do Mariah in her prime (especially after more vocal training since the X-Factor), unfortunately though she hasn’t had the chances to do so live and that style of music is not popular anymore for her to make.

    Anyways, to answer the last part about her new album, someone from her label said that she would be more edgy this time around and plans on making it more controversial. Not slutty though, just more edgy. The album should be out later this year in time for her US tour. Good thing about her tour is that it is said that it will be amazing and hopefully it will generate some publicity for her because her label are just letting Echo continue to fail. There are so many good songs on there and they aren’t releasing any.

  25. Teflon Boy April 29, 2010

    Her problem is that she shuts the idea of anything interesting happening down by saying no to every question. She’d be better off saying although she’s ‘not comfortable right now who knows in the future’…, it doesn’t change the present to hint at something more risque later on, she doesn’t have to become a s*** in the future…, just hint that beneathe the ballgowns is a red blooded woman, even if her audience never get to see it. She ends up projecting that there’s nothing underneath to discover

  26. JESS April 29, 2010

    Leona Lewis is talented but she’s also snobby& ARROGANT. She said her favorite performance in Brit Awards history was HER OWN???? WTF

  27. noshedidn’t April 29, 2010

    She never said anything like that. There is nothing snobby or arrogant about her.

  28. celeb June 18, 2011

    i like leona, and she has a great voice. these pics in instyle our fab too! i hope she comes back with another great album 🙂

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