Credit: Naya Rivera on Instagram Photo: Naya Rivera Goes Topless

We all know Naya Rivera’s (Santana) got a sick body, but while she’s on Glee it’s her pipes that most often take center stage. However, the FOX drama is in the midst of a lengthy hiatus, so Naya’s workin’ what her mama gave her all in the name of a new mysterious “project.”

On June 20, the 27-year-old posted a nearly nude photo on Instagram but with a twist. The revealing shot shows Naya topless with her arms covering her breasts, and the darkened skin tone she’s sporting seems to be some kind of visual effect, such as a filter. Paint could also be responsible for her darker hue, but our money is on some nifty photo editing. Similarly, Naya’s usually dark hair appears to have a white tint to it.

We’re not exactly sure what’s going on here and Naya’s vague caption of “Sneak peak of a little project I'm working on with @brianbowensmith #fineart” doesn’t exactly provide any clear answers, though it does offer a small hint.

Brian Bowen Smith (that guy tagged in the caption) is a Los Angeles-based photographer who has worked with many celebrities including Demi Moore, Cindy Crawford, and Emmy Rossum. He released a book earlier this year, aptly called Projects, and we’re wondering if Naya’s sexy snap may be part of a similar venture.

Naya’s certainly made the most of her Glee hiatus. In addition to the recent photo, Naya directed a PSA for Welcome.us, the home of Immigrant Heritage Month. The short was posted to YouTube earlier this week and we were very impressed with the final product.

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