Lupita Nyong’o has been named People’s Most Beautiful Person. This is such an honor. I remember having the debate about Pharrell blaming people’s insecurities and projecting their delusions because of his choice in women for his album cover. Although personally I’m not bothered by the album cover or the women on it, I couldn’t help but think about Lupita Nyong’o, and her speech at the 7th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.
I put on the TV and only saw pale skin, I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin. And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned…And then…Alek Wek. A celebrated model, she was dark as night, she was on all of the runways and in every magazine and everyone was talking about how beautiful she was. Even Oprah called her beautiful and that made it a fact. I couldn’t believe that people were embracing a woman who looked so much like me, as beautiful. My complexion had always been an obstacle to overcome and all of a sudden Oprah was telling me it wasn’t.
I remember Lupita Nyong’o talking about seeing model Alek Wek for the first time and how Alek’s face on runways and magazines changes Lupita’s concept of beauty. She no longer prays to God to turn her night-shade skin light. It’s in that moment that Lupita realizes that beauty isn’t just white. I take offense to the words “projecting delusions”
Amber Rose is back! The bald beauty is on the cover of UNLEASH’D magazine, and she looks amazing. She is serving us with a platinum fade of fierceness in this orange, she almost looks like a mannequin, and that’s a good thing. This is just one of four looks for the beauty, but it is by far my favorite.
BTW, During the shoot Amber Rose breaks out into some spontaneous twerk action…because she can. Check out the rest of the covers from the UNLEASH’D photo shoot, and then watch Amber Rose put poor lil Miley Cyrus to shame.
Meagan Good and Devon Franklin are on the cover of Today’s Black Woman – Style Report. Meagan and her husband Devon talk love and marriage, while showing off some of their style in the March/April Issue of the magazine.
In a chic four-page spread the power couple discuss what inspires them about one another and what looks they love to see their better halves sporting, among some other cute lovebirds deets.
Speaking of Meagan Good, we hear she’s returning to NBC in a new role. Meagan Good will be play Janine Beltran, a doctor, in NBC’s new zombie series Babylon Fields. Should be interesting…
Vanity Fair’s 20th Annual Hollywood Issue is the most diverse Hollywood issue in its franchise, with two men of color actually making the cover this time, and not the folded-in part of the cover no one can see from the news stands. Six actors of color in total are featured on the cover. Yes! Meet Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomie Harris, and Chadwick Boseman (from left to right).
Check out some close-ups of this cover when you continue, plus find out a few facts about the actors who are featured. Can I just say I would love to be Julia Roberts, right now *fake blushes*:
I must confess hearing the words Miley Cyrus and nude has gotten a bit old; not really sure why it keeps creating a buzz. Although the cover reads, “No Apologies, Miley Cyrus Laid Bare,” the photo vaguely resembles Miley. The girl on the cover looks older and maturer, a far cry from the Miley we see on social media with her tongue hanging out, demanding that we see her as an adult through very child like antics.
The Miley on this cover admits to having trust issues, hating disrespectful kids, not having big breasts, but having few people in her life that she can call friend:
I must admit that when I saw the cover of ESPN magazine featuring Kobe Bryant and Nicki Minaj, I thought something was off with Nicki Minaj’s photo, but all around it was a cute cover. Nicki Minaj obviously felt the same way, and addressed the issue via twitter with the following comment:
I love my personal un-retouched photos where my forehead doesn’t mysteriously grow in length.
Although the singer was appreciative of the opportunity from ESPN, she tweeted what most people were thinking. To prove her point she shared a few personal photos from behind the scenes of the shoot where she looks #flawless. Not sure why ESPN selected that particular picture for the cover, but they also wanted us to know they didn’t photoshop or retouch Nicki Minaj’s forehead:
While we occasionally make minor visual and cosmetic adjustments to cover images, we do not