There’s no denying that Marie Claire has stepped up its game lately, generating positive feedback from our often very opinionated forum members. Last month, we were asked to choose from a selection of covers and for this month, Marie Claire hits the nail on the head once again. For its June 2016 installment, the American title secures Selena Gomez, whose last notable cover appearance for W magazine absolutely bombed. This time, photographer Kai Z Feng has transformed the 23-year-old singer, who gives off some serious supermodel vibes while delivering a dynamic shot full of energy and presence.
At first, we deliberated over a sneak peek of Selena’s cover shoot (above). “Not bad, but I really cannot wait for her to age. She always looks so young. That said, I don’t mind her getting all these covers,” said Benn98.
“I wonder if Selena actually is a good seller on the newsstands. She seems to always get a cover, but I’m actually really really bored of her. She’s boring. The preview cover is pretty though,” echoed RanThe.
“I’m dead tired of seeing her face on magazine covers,” ranted Srdjan shortly after.
But once the official newsstand cover was released (below), our forum members expressed a completely different attitude.
“Stunning! She looks super gorgeous,” declared guimon.
Benn98 returned to the thread and shared the same sentiments, raving, “OK, wow, the newsstand cover looks amazing! So much better than the first cover. Very 80s supermodel. I love everything about it, the red, her tan, even the arm sleeves (which IMO belong only on runners and cyclists).”
In agreement was Nymphaea: “Very vibrant, good job.”
Are you a fan? Check out Selena’s accompanying cover story and add your own two cents here.