For this photo shoot, Underwood wore clothes created by Burberry, Giambattista Valli, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo shoes.
The singer talked in the interview about her favorite singers, her struggle with fame and her personality.
On her favorite singers: “George Michael. Even as a 3-year-old I could pick his voice out of a million. I liked Queen growing up because [Freddie Mercury] could do things I couldn’t do. Aerosmith, same thing. Martina McBride hit a lot of awesome, high, long notes. I’d make myself do them. She taught me how to sing, in a way.”
On the struggle with fame: “At the beginning of my career, I used to have panic attacks. People were touching me, screaming — it made me really nervous. In public, I just get nervous. It’s a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in. The fans are great. It’s not their fault. I don’t ever want to come across as ungrateful. But on my end, it is hard for me to process. Because I am still just me.”
On her personality: “I’m a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean…I’m not a sociopath.”
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