Raise your hand if you’re tired of seeing the same celebrity on the cover of magazines month after month. From Nia Long on the cover of Essence to Beyoncé everywhere, the newsstand displays the same few faces in rotation, and the result is uninspiring and dull.
And it’s clear magazines are trying their hardest to spark renewed interest in celebrity covers. Several glossies have featured celebrities in the buff to switch things up at the newsstands and have even taken to shooting them with their children and families for a more interesting shot.
Some critics ascertain that the answer is to go back to the original subject of magazine covers: models. There are so many upsides to featuring a model over a celebrity. They are trained to give a great photo and have a more business-like approach to photo shoots, as modeling is their main profession.
The problem is the magazine-buying public is so accustomed to buying an issue because of their favorite celebrity that some wonder: Will they be inclined to pick up a book with a relatively unknown, yet beautiful, model’s face on the cover?