Jennifer Hudson Stars in the Edit November 2013's Diva Issue

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.