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We got a peek at Rihanna's smokin' hot Vogue cover yesterday, and now here's an equally sizzling shot from her photo spread.

Though the R&B superstar's body looks absolutely amazing here, she reveals that she hasn't always loved her figure. "Over the holidays, and during filming [Battleship], I realized I actually like my body, even if it's not perfect according to the book," she tells the fashion mag. "I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don’t want to get rid of the curves. My body is comfortable, and it's not unhealthy, so I'm going to rock with it.”

Rihanna, who recently turned 23, admits she's not a fan of working out. "I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way," she said. "I hate anything that's too straightforward, too routine, too familiar. I get bored really, really quickly."

We're not sure what her secret is for staying in such great shape, but she's certainly doing something right -- not only does she look healthy and sexy, but most women would kill for her confidence!