IU has recently graced the covers of a Japanese magazine and showed off a completely new, sexy charm.

On the March 2012 issue of “CanCam,” IU was the cover model as well as a part of a featured article as well, which drew eyes of many fans.

In the revealed photos, IU is wearing thick makeup and is giving a smouldering look to emit a natural but sexy pose. Eyes were especially drawn to IU’s sexy eyes and her matured image. Fans were pleasantly surprised since it was a side to IU that couldn’t be easily seen in Korea.

Netizens who saw these photos commented, “I’m so surprised that IU has that kind of a sexy charm,” “She’s cute and sexy – infinite charm,” “I guess she is promoting in Japan under a different image,” “Her makeup is so thick, I almost couldn’t recognize her,” “However IU is presented, she is pretty,” and many more.

Meanwhile, IU is awaiting for her Japanese single to be released on March 21. She is actively promoting as she goes back and forth between Korea and Japan.