Kelly Rowland Covers Marie Claire UK January 2012

Posted Sunday December 4, 2011 4:34 PM GMT

Coinciding with her "The X Factor" UK judge duties, Kelly Rowland landed herself the cover of the January 2012 issue of Marie Claire UK.

The 30-year-old former Destiny's Child member unleashed her inner sex goddess for the magazine's front page while posing for a spread shot by photographer David Oldham.

Also talking with the publication about topics including her childhood and babies, highlights from Miss Rowland's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit Marie Claire UK!

On being a part of the controversial judge panel on "The X Factor":
"What I like is that it's very organic. What you see is what you get. Nothing is fake. We'll agree, we'll disagree and sometimes we have to agree to disagree."

On moving with her mom from Atlanta to Houston and away from her dad:
"I was just the kind of kid who could get on with anyone - I talked a lot. I still talk a lot. I remember I'd watch my mom do her job as a nanny and see her bosses with their kids and say, 'OK, this is a nice life. I want that.' Seeing how someone else was living put a drive in me."

On whether she plans to reunite with her dad after 22 years:
"I do plan on seeing him over the holidays. I'm nervous as hell. I don't want to think about it. We'll see what happens."

On whether Beyonce's pregnancy has made her broody:
"No. I will babysit and change a diaper or two, and then give it back. I do want kids, but every time I think about a little person growing inside of me and getting bigger and bigger and then having to come out.... a watermelon coming out of something the size of a lemon is insane to me."

Photo Credit: Marie Claire UK