Sometimes you have a lot of control. Sometimes you have none. When you have control, you can ask for suitable clothing, position lights, choose the background and the pose. When you don’t, you can sometimes stand in the best spot to get a desirable photo. There is a continuum between the two extremes.
The new photo looks much better, more natural. I wonder if her eyes have been over sharpened, though. The photo is too small to tell for sure, red eye may have been partly fixed? The whites seem very white and the blue is very blue. You can still see the folds in her shirt, but they are much less pronounced. You can see the texture of her white wrap. There is a very slight reflection from her belt. Her face does not need smoothing. In post, sometimes, less is more.