10/01/2013 12:03 EDT

Rihanna's Glamour Cover Shows Off Her Curly Cues


Rihanna must be taking advice from Tyra Banks because she sure knows how to smize. (For those not in the know, that means "smile with your eyes.")

The Barbadian beauty covers the November issue of Glamour magazine, showing off her hair's natural curls and a blue steel stare good enough to rival Zoolander. We're used to seeing RiRi experiment with her locks -- from red, to blonde, and even grey -- but we love the way this cut shows off her face and feline-like green eyes.

The "Diamonds" singer first showed off her cropped 'do in August when she posted a photo on her Instagram account saying, "Still tryna get used to my hurr, so I threw on some red #lipstick #RIRIWoo.' We're glad that badgalriri has since embraced the short hairstyle, especially if that means we can say goodbye to her infamous mullet.

The cover girl looks stunning in the cover shoot, showing off her toned body in some revealing black and white outfits (and of course a bikini) along with a whole lot of chunky accessories.

In the magazine, the star gets real, talking about how she regained her fearless attitude: "I had to regain my fearlessness because it did go away for a little bit. My mother said something to me a few years ago: "I've seen something in your eyes I've never seen before: fear'...I just got back to being OK with myself." We love Rihanna's fearless attitude and are happy to hear she's back to being herself.

What do you think of the singer's Glamour cover?

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