Jennifer Hudson graces the cover and pages of The Edit November 2013 issue, otherwise known as 'The Diva Issue.' Hudson is a perfect choice to encapsulate the term, which connotes a high sense of confidence, attitude and dynamism. And if we're to believe Beyonce -- and honestly, why wouldn't we? -- "a Diva is a female version of a hustler." Hudson's inspiring story and fighting spirit certainly qualify her as both a Diva and a Hustler. The star doesn't come from a privileged background; instead, her ascent to fame began with American Idol, continued with her 2007 Oscar for Dream Girls and is still strong today.

Hudson is a lady with a set of powerful pipes, elegant style and personal resilience. Her old Hollywood, glamorous spread was styled by Tracy Taylor, who put the star in glittery flap dresses and decollete-baring gowns. The editorial was shot by photographer Francesco Carrozzini.