Lana Del Rey Looks STUNNING In Her Terry Richardson-Shot New York Times Spread (PHOTOS)

Lana Del Rey photographed by Terry Richardson for The New York Times

Sure, Lana Del Rey's performance skills may have come into question after her much-talked-about "Saturday Night Live" gig, but no one, and I mean no one, can question this gal's hotness factor. Snapped for a New York Times piece by famed photog Terry Richardson, Lana looks BEYOND, and she isn't even wearing anything special! Lana's simple white sweater makes this picture all about her face, which we're not mad at one bit. OMG, and that hair. COME ON.

+ Read more about Lana Del Rey's New York Times article after the jump!

Inside the article, Lana discusses how hard it was for her to get signed: "I mean, I met everyone who is anyone in the music industry over the last six years and I was unsignable. That's what I was told by everyone. I would play my songs, explain what I was trying to do and I'd get, 'You know who's No. 1 in 13 countries right now? Ke$ha.' "

Despite her recent setbacks, we hope Lana's taking some time to bask in the glow of her success. We also hope she hitting "Delete" on the thousands of emails that must be pouring in from all the record execs who passed her up the first time. And she gets to be this hot while doing so. Lana Del Rey's got the best life ever.

Photo credit: Terry Richardson