One of Beyonce's former back-up singers has been causing quite a ruckus in the world of music and television lately, and the Kelly Rowland Cosmopolitan UK November 2011 editorial shoot is another feat that Ms. Rowland can add to her growing list of achievements.

As Queen B lays low during her much publicized pregnancy, Kelly has been releasing critically acclaimed music and acting as a judge on the reality show, X Factor.

The Kelly Rowland Cosmopolitan UK November 2011 photo shoot features Kelly in a skimpy little military-inspired outfit, if you can even call it that. She looks great in leather shorts, a red bra top and military-style cropped jacket. She accessorizes with her long, flowing hair, blunt bangs, chunky jewels and red lips.

Who knew that Kelly would one day be able to step out of Beyonce's shadow?