Rita Ora goes topless to get glammed up for Pride

Gillian Wolski
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Popstar Rita Ora has stripped off while getting glammed up over the weekend, deciding to ditch her top altogether to snap several sexy mirror selfies while applying her makeup.

The 29-year-old How To Be Lonely singer chose a simple smoky eye and a pop of red on her lips — courtesy MAC lipstick — to celebrate Global Pride 2020.

Rita Ora has gone topless while getting glammed up to celebrate Pride. Photo: Instagram/ritaora.
The 29-year-old dared to bare almost all to her 16 million Instagram followers. Photo: Instagram/ritaora.

“Doing my own glam I had to show you guys! Lol I mean I’m not the best at it! But I love doing it! Happy #pride,” the Kosovo-born beauty captioned the pics on Instagram.

Suffice to say, many of the MTV Video Music Award winner’s 16 million fans were thrilled with the photos, writing ‘Perfection,’ ‘I’m dead,’ and ‘I love you’ in the comments.

One fan even asked for Rita — whose blonde locks were pulled back into several tight braids — to record a beauty tutorial.

Rita chose a pop of red lipstick for her pout. Photo: Instagram/ritaora.

The Fifty Shades of Grey star also treated her followers to an even racier snap on her Stories: a throwback photo of her entirely nude save for a pair of black hi-cut briefs — and two strategically placed “WOW” stickers over her chest — during a dress fitting for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

“Fittings in New York for the Vma’s the year I won best dance song with Avicii,” she captioned the X-rated pic.

Rita and the late Swedish DJ received the award for their track, “Lonely Together,” which was the final song Avicii released before his death in April 2018.

The singer also shared a racy throwback pic to her nearly-nude MTV VMA dress fitting in 2018. Photo: Instagram/ritaora.

Rita has been updating her Instagram account with a plethora of snaps since the COVID-19 lockdown began. Just last week, she took advantage of the UK’s summery weather by sunbathing in her back garden in The Cotswolds in lingerie. 

“Can’t find my bikini” she captioned the snap, which shows her instead lapping up the rays in a red lace bra with her purple corduroy trousers zipped down. 

Rita Ora couldn't find her bikini so decided to sunbathe in her red lace bra instead. Photo: Instagram/Rita Ora

Fans flocked to the comments section to tell Rita that she looks ‘stunning’ in the photos and “beautiful”. 

Back in April, Rita came under fire for appearing to violate coronavirus restrictions in the UK, despite being a vocal proponent of the global ‘stay home’ campaign.

Locals in The Cotswolds — where Rita is thought to be staying in a rented holiday home while working on her new album — reported spotting the singer out on bike rides with friends, and one even said heavy-handed security scared her child as she walked near the property on a public footpath.

Photos no longer visible on the star’s Instagram showed her enjoying the country air on a daily walk, acknowledging she was ‘grateful’ for the access to plenty of space during the lockdown.

Additional reporting by Sarah Carty.

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