Lea Michele is the December cover girl for beauty bible Allure and the ‘Glee‘ diva showcases her unconventional beauty through and through. Her cover shot is sexy in the most subtle of ways, as she looks over her shoulder and is posed sideways.

For most of the spread, Michele’s silky, chocolate-brown locks are texturized and teased to be big, wavy and voluminous. The only thing bigger than her beautiful hair is that gorgeous voice that we enjoy every Tuesday night on FOX. This is the most grown up we’ve seen the girl who plays Rachel Berry in quite some time.

Michele even tweeted her joy about appearing on the cover, posting: “I’m rocking my natural Italian/Jewish hair! Haha…Hope you guys like it!” Like it? We love it, Lea. You look gorgeous.

The shots of the singer/actress zero in on her face. Her eyes look incredibly wide, thanks to black cat eye liner and glossy, peach lips. The shot where she piles the curls on her head and holds them, obscuring one of her eyes, is so mysterious and intriguing.

Michele spoke about being an atypical and natural stunner — and even opened up about being asked to get a nose job!

“Have I been asked to change anything? Uh-huh. Uh-huh,” she admitted. “When I was 15, my mother and I went to meet a manager who said, ‘You have to get a nose job in order for me to work with you.’”

But her mom was having none of that crazy talk. She finished, “My mother would say to me, ‘Barbra Streisand never got a nose job. You’re not getting a nose job.’ And this was before I really even knew who Barbra was. I just knew that she was, like, the messiah for girls like me.”

Lea Michele is the poster girl for unconventional head turners of this generation. The heir apparent to Babs.

The December issue of Allure lands on stands on Nov. 22.