For her first MC cover shoot, in Nashville, Tennessee, Carrie Underwood acted like a girl about to play dress up, fawning over silk Burberry, floral Oscar de la Renta, and embellished Giambattista Valli. The 1950s Hollywood-glamour-inspired wardrobe was a far cry from the outfit she arrived in: no-name sweatpants, Havaianas, and a Nashville Predators sweatshirt — her husband, Mike Fisher, plays center for the team. In hair and makeup, she revealed plans for the home they're building together, complete with an elevator for when Fisher retires from the hard knocks of hockey. At first Underwood found the luxury impractical, but soon warmed to the idea like someone accustomed to a smooth ride to the top. —Ashley Ross
Swimsuit, $1,995, Burberry Prorsum; stacked rings, $700 to $4,450, gold circle ring, $2,600, De Beers; band ring, Underwood's own.
On nails: OPI Nail Lacquer in Who Needs a Prince.
What she wrote in her high school yearbook: "You were supposed to say what you would be doing in 10 years, and I said, 'I will be rich, famous, and married to a hot guy.' I guess I should have added a few more things."
Secret talent: "I can eat any man under the table."