Pretty and reckless! Gossip Girl alum turned Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen is stripping down for the November issue of Maxim. Though Momsen is no stranger to sporting sexy lingerie as part of her everyday wardrobe, the 20-year-old rocker went all out for her photo shoot with the magazine.
Us Weekly has an exclusive look at one of Momsen's revealing photos from the spread. In the shot, the "Going to Hell" singer shows off her skinny frame, flashing her sheer black bra under a black sweater and exposing her matching garter belt under unbuttoned jeans.
What makes her feel sexiest? "It's less about what I'm wearing and more about feeling powerful while performing," the singer tells the magazine. "That gets my blood flowing."
Momsen started her band, The Pretty Reckless, in 2009 while she was still starring as rebellious little sister Jenny Humphrey on the CW drama series, Gossip Girl.
"I've been making music since I can remember, and a few years ago I got to a place where I had a band and could quit acting; that was my day job," explains Momsen, who played the adorable Cindy Lou Who in 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas. "I was 12 when I signed on to Gossip Girl, and since then I've had two records, toured with Guns n' Roses . . . I mean, it feels like a different world."
But some of her old Gossip Girl fans have tried to support her music as well. Momsen says the audience at her shows are a mix of teenage girls and heavy metal dudes.
"We have old rockers who've never heard of Gossip Girl as well as parents bringing their kids, and then going, 'Oh, just kidding. We're leaving,'" she says. "We've literally had parents call the cops during our shows reporting that it's inappropriate for their child."
For more of Momsen's interview — and photos from her sexy photo shoot — pick up the November issue of Maxim, on newsstands Oct. 14.
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