Katharine McPhee Covers Lucky February 2013

Posted Tuesday January 1, 2013 12:28 PM GMT

With her hit NBC series "Smash" set to resume its second season February 5, Katharine McPhee soaked up the spotlight by covering the February 2013 issue of Lucky magazine.

The 28-year-old songstress looked picture perfect for the Pamela Hanson shot front page while opening up about topics including life in New York City and her future.

Highlights from Miss McPhee's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Lucky!

On fashion transformation:
"Music was pretty much all I did growing up. but I love clothes. On [American Idol], I was very strategic with my look. I specifically wore very little makeup, did very little with my hair. I wore beat-up jeans and a simple jacket and I covered my body because I knew that viewers like seeing transformation. As a viewer myself, It was one of those I looked forward to."

On New York City life:
"I don't want to sound ungrateful, but I hated living in New York for the first six months."

On going out:
"When you're on a show like this, one that requires so much singing, you have to be really protective of your instrument. You don't get to just, like, go out and party all night."

On her future :
"In five years I'd love to have done a play and a few movies, and of course I hope "Smash" keeps going."

Photo Credit: Pamela Hanson for Lucky