Snapshots: Cheryl Cole covers Elle magazine...

Photographed by Ben Morris, the August cover star for Elle magazine belongs to Ms. Cheryl Cole. The "singer" looked very stylish in Gucci, J Brand, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Christopher Kane, and (on the cover) DSquared2, Philosophy and Manolo Blahnik.

In the issue, she discusses betrayals by both friends and lovers, being brought to the brink of breakdown, and her feelings around having children. She also gave the editorial the exact wording of the text she sent Simon Cowell when he dumped her from the now extinct X Factor USA, and what prompted her return to the UK version.
The issue is released on July 3rd. The 30-year-old kicked off auditions for the new series of The X Factor in Manchester on Monday (June 16th), alongside Cowell, Mel B and Louis Walsh. 

Check out her playful Q&A film from the cover shoot below: