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Six Celebrities That Should Be on (More) Magazine Covers

By Nadia Chaudhury | Case Study In Hotness | February 11, 2014 | Comments ()


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Let’s be honest: I judge magazines by their exteriors. My periodical purchases are based solely on who is gracing the cover that month. Surprisingly, though, the candidate pool is small (how many different magazine covers do Scarlett Johansson or Bradley Cooper need to be on?).

I know, I know, publishers want someone bankable on their cover so people rush to the newsstands. Trust me, I should know: I currently own at least ten different issues with Michael Fassbender on the cover. But why don’t we switch it up and let some other stars have a chance? So here’s who I think should appear on more magazine covers (international editions and group covers notwithstanding):

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Audrey Tautou
The gracefully stunning, and adorable French woman is Vogue-worthy without a doubt.

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Chris Pratt
It’s really a shock that he’s never been on a magazine cover yet, because seriously. Let’s hope that’s remedied with his two movies this year (and, of course, Parks & Recreation).

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Lupita Nyong’o
Everyone’s favorite award season fashion star, it’s a shame that Lupita just made her first solo cover this week for New York. Someone who can pull off that red cape dress from the Golden Globes merits much more.

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Timothy Olyphant
That face was built for Esquire. I bet they can offer so many different style tips for that long hair.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus
For her third career rebirth, Julia’s polished style, comedic timing, and dirty mouth deserves front page placement.

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Idris Elba
He’s been on GQ once, but that doesn’t seem like it’s enough for this dapper man (and he is a MAN).

Nadia Chaudhury met Coach this weekend and can now die happy.



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  • Nadiney

    Lupita is on the cover of Dazed and Confused, since before this week. I know for a fact because I never normally bu it but I did so I can gaze at her.

    I mean...read the stories...naw, I can't even pretend, so I can stare at her.

    http://content.asos-media.com/...

    She should be on more though. All magazine covers. If your magazine is about darning socks, girl wears socks, stick on the cover. If your magazine is about painting nails, she has nails, COVER.

  • Quatermain

    If I published a magazine like Vogue or GQ or something similar, I would devote one issue a year to what was ostensibly different styles of men's pants, but in reality was just picture after picture of dudes like Elba and Olyphant, et al with their shirts off. If I was feeling exceedingly generous, I might also include some pictures of them in their drawers as well.

    And then I would hire an extra accountant to tote up all the money that chicks and gay dudes would be flinging at me.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    ladies equivalent of the Swimsuit Issue, eh?

  • Quatermain

    I'm striking a blow for gender equality and equal representation and all that jazz. And I'm doing it in the best way possible: the way that makes me a shit-ton of money.

  • Ejic

    I have access to a high speed high volume color printer. When can you get me the layout?

  • emmalita

    Dude. I reached for my wallet instinctively.

  • Quatermain

    I'd throw in some of the various Hemsworths and Sarsgards just for you. As well as Fassbender, or do you think he's too shark-looking?

  • emmalita

    You are too kind. Skip the Hemsworths and throw in some smart funny guys and you'll have a subscriber 4lyfe.

  • Quatermain

    Daniel Craig is fucking funny. So is Gerard Butler. Do they pass muster?

  • emmalita

    Neither of them is smart, although Daniel Craig can plat one on the big screen.

  • Debra Kessing

    just the one Hemsworth is good - Thor is truly in another class to his brothers. Smart & funny - I go straight to RDJ with a detour to Firth, Farrell, Mortensen, JDM, and so on ... Hmm, I would wallpaper my entire house :)

  • I was going to grammar nazi the headline needing to be "who" and not "that", until I realized that in our culture the word "celebrity" probably is more precisely an impersonal rather than a personal noun, which is of course an entirely separate think piece.

  • phofascinating

    And this, right here, is why I love Pajiba.

  • Enrique del Castillo

    I liked Amelie, though not as much as my female friends that were sure the character was based on them or my male friends that wanted to meet and date a girl like her. Has Audrey Tautou done anything intesting recently?

  • PerpetualIntern

    "Nadia Chaudhury met Coach this weekend and can now die happy."

    You mean Brad?

  • emmalita

    I made the same assumption. I was going to ask if he twirled or twinkled.

  • Nadia Chaudhury

    Brad, Eric Taylor, same person.

  • PerpetualIntern

    Ooooh I thought you meant New Girl Coach, not FNL Coach. That's even more exciting.

  • emilya

    was he amazing? did he clear eyes full hearts you? i have so many questions...

  • Guest

    Totes for Chris Pratt!

    Additional: Brie Larson and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

    Brie just because it's Brie. M.E.W. is gorgeous and is a classic beauty in the Natalie Wood / Grace Kelly mold (I've always thought anyways).

    *I really hope the Kate / Ant-Man rumors die because M.E.W. should be Wasp / Janet van Dyne.

  • BWeaves

    Lupita needs to be on everything. She is stunning. Her skin just glows.

  • TacoBellRey

    Absolutely. I never saw "12 Years a Slave", so I didn't really have any idea about who she was, but I have recently seen pictures of her that are just remarkable. I hope she stays on screens for a long time.

  • fauxhawk

    Pratt? Ich don't think so.

  • Fruity Fonzie

    yes! more Pratt and Elba please

  • wsapnin

    More Olyphant please! I would by a GQ or an Esquire with him on the cover and then pretend to give it to mr.wsapnin. Much like I do with anything that has a Hugh Jackman cover.

  • dizzylucy

    I agree with all choices. But if Olyphant starts showing up on a bunch of magazines, I may have to start papering my walls with the photos, junior high style.

  • emmalita

    I was thinking just that. I have already started with Idris Elba.

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