(PCM) Lana Del Rey just earned herself the title of British GQ’s “Woman of the Year.” The reasoning behind the magazine’s choice? “She gets talked about…Truly 2013 is hers for the taking.” The 26-year-old singer-songwriter bared all on the cover, posing nude wearing nothing more than diamonds and her signature red lipstick.
But she revealed more than her bare body on the cover of the issue. The young star admits that she had a problem with alcohol at a young age, calling it “the first love” of her life.
“I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day,” she told British GQ, according to Glamour. “I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so f–king cool. A great deal of what I wrote on ‘Born To Die’ is about these wilderness years. My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, ‘I’m f–ked. I am totally f–ked’.”
In effort to get her sober, her parents sent her to boarding school. ”At first it’s fine and you think you have a dark side,” she said. “It’s exciting – and then you realise the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it,” she added. “It’s also a completely different way of living when you know that. [You're] a different species of person. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me.”
Del Rey hasn’t had a drink in over 9 years.
Photo courtesy GQ/Mariano Vivanco