Mostly recognised for sporting long blonde hair as Khaleesi in cult TV hit Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke looks unrecognisable in her latest shoot for GQ. Appearing on the cover of the October issue, Emilia’s cover shoot celebrates her recent win as British GQ’s Woman of the Year.
Posing for famed photographers Hunter & Gatti and styled by Deborah Afshani, Emilia rocks a number of racy looks by Balmain and Dior. Swapping the mega wig for slicked back ‘do, Emilia makes the most of her full lips with a bright red pout and finishes her look with a shimmering eyeshadow. Hot.
Taking the title from last year’s winner Kim Kardashian, the prestigious prize has previously been awarded to the likes of Emma Watson, Lana Del Ray and Lara Stone.
Picking up her gong at the GQ Men of the Year awards in London a few weeks ago, the Emmy award winner wore a stunning orange mini dress. As the honorary female winner, Emilia was joined at the glittering annual ceremony by the likes of Jourdan Dunn and Stephen Fry and fellow award winners included Will Ferrell, Sam Smith and David Gandy with Paul Rudd taking the title of Man Of The Year.
During her acceptance speech Emilia thanked her fellow winners saying, “It’s a real privilege to be recognized among all these talented, handsome men.” The single star – who has previously dated Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane – joked with the crowd saying, “Yeah, I’m going to turn my Tinder on now. I’m dragon baby mama, in case you’re wondering,” referencing her Game of Thrones character. Then taking a more serious note the star ended her speech by adding, “The real women of the year are those struggling to find homes right now, so I applaud them and all helping them.”
Could we love her anymore?
By Elizabeth Bennett