Rita Ora, GQ

Rita Ora's continuing her steady climb towards global fame—and she isn't afraid to show a little skin in the process!

Rocking her signature red pout, the songbird appears topless on British GQ 's August 2013 cover, which we're sure will turn a lot of heads at newsstands.

But don't think the 22-year-old is getting pressured to strike sultry poses. On the contrary, she admits she feels very much in charge of her public image.

"We control what we let out in the media," she admitted in an interview with the magazine. "Social media is so influential now. I feel like I'm lucky to be in this position now, in this time. Because there's nobody else to blame if it all goes tits up."

Rita Ora, Material Girl


Touché, Rita!

And by that same logic, her decisions will also play a part in the success of her career, which judging from her GQ cover and starring role as the face of Madonna and daughter Lourdes' Material Girl 2013 campaign, is right on track.

The new campaign, which was unveiled today, shows Rita hitting iconic British landmarks, including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye, as she models the junior line's upcoming back-to-school options.

"To be handpicked by Madonna and her incredibly cool daughter Lola is the largest of all compliments," Ora said in a statement. "This has been an amazing Material Girl tour around my hometown, London, taking loads of pictures, dressing up and having fun," she gushed about the shoot.

And it looks like Madonna and Lola are just as fond of Ora as she is of them!

"Rita is a talented beauty, but what really drew us to her is the confidence she oozes through her music and her unique sense of style," explained the mother-daughter duo in a statement. "On stage or off, in photos or on the street—she's a magnet! This is what the Material Girl brand is all about!"

We can't wait to see what other fab opportunities the "magnet" attracts as she continues on her fast-track to stardom!

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