An unusually edgy and oiled up Hudson appears in the David Slijper-photographed fashion spread wearing a skimpy Chanel bra and briefs set revealing toned thighs and buff arms, a la Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour garb. The rest of the outfit? Just a feathered Lanvin headpiece and leather gloves.
Explaining her new hard body, the actress says she's been on a mission to lose 20 lbs. for an upcoming role portraying a terminally ill woman.
When asked what she currently weighs, Hudson replies, "I'm pretty solid, actually. I'm not, like, 110lbs. But I'm probably heading towards that."
Yikes! We're praying she doesn't get as scary-skinny as Madge.
The blonde beauty also tells the magazine that part of her weight loss routine involves ditching alcohol, which she admits has been hard.
"I love my glass of wine. I love tequila," Hudson says. "To be in New York for two weeks and not have one [alcoholic] beverage! I'm not sure I've ever done that."
The mother of one also claims her mug is Botox-free... for now. (Maybe the Madonna comparisons end here.)
"I was in a press conference once, and someone says, 'So, I can tell you've never had Botox!' Is that a compliment? Or are you trying to say I'm starting to get wrinkles?," Hudson recalls in Elle.
"I literally was like, 'What?' Everyone's so obsessed with who gets Botox, but it's great! Are you kidding? The fact that women can avoid going under the knife, and get a little Botox treat and not have to worry about it? I'm glad it's there for when it's time."
To read the full interview, including Hudson confronting the A-Rod engagement rumors (hint: they're supposedly false), pick up the December issue of Elle UK, out on November 4.