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Rita Ora Poses Topless for Elle U.K.—See the Sexy Pic!

Rita Ora, Elle UK Courtesy of Elle UK/Thomas Whiteside

Rita Ora never ceases to amaze us, and the singer does just that in the May issue of Elle UK, posing completely topless on the cover.

That's right, the bold style star, who was photographed by Thomas Whiteside, showed off her sexy side on the provocative cover, giving fans a good glimpse at her side boob and sizable Rosetta tattoo decorating her ribcage.

"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," she explains of her body art selection.

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Rita Ora, Elle UK Courtesy of Elle UK/Thomas Whiteside

"That's why I was obsessed with it; learning what men don't understand about women and what women don't understand about men. I was obsessed with the painting a long time ago, and then I got it done six months ago."

Well, we have to say—it's a beautiful image, but that's an awful lot of bare skin for the cover of Elle!

Way to push the envelope, Rita.

The 23-year-old gazes coyly at the camera, balancing her topless look with a ladylike pink full skirt by Dior, a classy Cartier gold bracelet and (of course!) a heavy dose of glamorous red lipstick. 

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Rita Ora, Elle UK Courtesy of Elle UK/Thomas Whiteside

Inside the issue, Ora poses like a pro and sheds light on the other sides of her multi-faceted and downright captivating persona.

In one shot, she wears a black mesh bralette and patterned pencil skirt with clunky platform sandals, and in another, she models an exotic silk blazer with a bold black trim at the neckline.

Her signature red lipstick stays put throughout the editorial spread, and quite frankly, we wouldn't have it any other way.

What do you think of Rita Ora's topless cover?

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