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Katharine McPhee So Pretty In Berry Lips & Breezy Hair On ‘Lucky’

Tue, January 8, 2013 12:34pm EDT by 2 Comments
Katherine McPhee 'Lucly' Cover
Courtesy of Lucky

The ‘Smash’ star looks fresh and beautiful on the magazine’s February issue—find out all about her beauty transformation over the years!

Katharine McPhee, 28, is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s hottest stars! The earthy beauty is also coming into her beauty. “Music was pretty much all I did growing up,” she says. “But I loved clothes. On Idol, I was very strategic with my look. I specifically wore very little makeup, did very little with my hair. I wore beat-up jeans and a simple jacket that covered my body up because I knew that viewers like seeing transformation,” says McPhee.

“As a viewer myself, it was one of those things I looked forward to. It’s like when people watch Dancing With the Stars: They love to see the stars lose weight and start to feel confident. So I wanted to create that story—actually to push the story that I had no idea about fashion—which was not actually true.”

Katharine moved to New York for her role on Smash, but revealed it was tough settling in to city life:  “I don’t want to sound ungrateful, but I hated living in New York for the first six months,” said McPhee. But after a while, she started adjusting. “I couldn’t really put my finger on it. There’s so much diversity on the streets here. You get to leave work behind when you leave; not everyone is an actor.”

One place you won’t find the star is out partying: “When you’re on a show like this [Smash], one that requires so much singing, you have to be really protective of you instrument. You don’t get to just, like, go out and party all night.”

HollywoodLifers, do YOU love Katharine’s gorgeous Lucky cover beauty look? Sound off below!

— Jennifer Tzeses

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