The same week the 27 year old's debut album hits shelves, Michele is baring almost all for a V magazine feature called Lea the Brave.
In one of the photos by the famed snapper, who is known for his provocative shoots, Michele flaunts her slim figure in a navy blue bodysuit, which she pulls down around her hip to reveal a small tattoo of a bird.
In an interview accompanying the piece, the singer/actress admits she is usually not one to show off her sexier side or even hit the Hollywood party scene - a lifestyle that has earned her a unique nickname from pals.
Michele says, "My friends call me Grandma, but like, Grandma's killing it right now. I'm pretty sure Grandma nailed it in a half-naked Terry Richardson shoot, okay?"
She adds, "I don't like things that other people like. I don't like clubs or crazy, loud music. I'd rather be in bed watching Homeland with my cat, Sheila, eating a sandwich."
Michele's album, Louder, will be released on Friday (28Feb14).