The 20 Worst Fashion Magazine Covers Of All Time

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Actress Kerry Washington stirred the controversy pot after Eva Chen placed the Scandal star on the cover of Lucky Magazine. As the quest to change the perceptions of African and African American women on covers continues, the Lucky rag, when it hit stores and online, caused confusion amongst fans. The beautiful and classy star appeared to have been digitally nipped, tucked and transformed into a rough-and-rugged version of herself that was almost unrecognizable.

With magazines having a terrible habit of modifying talent to fit their publication's requirements of sexy, the outpour of disdain towards Kerry's Lucky cover appearance has made these featured magazines noticeable for all the wrong reasons. We observe the unspoken, but routinely utilized practice of making these talented females look less than normal (look for PhotoShop mistakes) in our 15 Worst Women's Magazine Covers of All Time list.

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We start off with a look at a former Disney star who has since gone on to being a shocking superstar:

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Miley Cyrus, Seventeen Magazine

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Kristen Stewart, Glamour Magazine

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Beyonce Knowles, Flaunt Magazine

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seventeen Magazine

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Harper's Bazaar Magazine

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Madonna, Dazed Magazine

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Miley Cyrus, Vanity Fair Magazine

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Kristen Stewart, Sunday Telegraph Magazine

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Julia Roberts, Redbook Magazine

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Rachel Bilson, Shop Till You Drop Magazine

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Blake Lively, Seventeen Magazine

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Nicole Kidman, Vogue Magazine

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Janet Jackson, W Magazine

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Gisele Bundchen, Vogue Magazine

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Jessica Alba, Cosmopolitan Magazine

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Gabourey Sidibe, ELLE Magazine

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Lady Gaga, Rolling Stone Magazine

 

 

 

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Azealia Banks, Dazed & Confused Magazine

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Adele, Vogue Magazine

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Demi Moore, W Magazine

Who else do you think had the worst women's magazine cover ever? Share your thoughts in the comments section below! And for more terrible covers, check out our sister site, Madame Noire, for their roundup.

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Comments

  • Ms. Kameria

    For some of these covers I can tell why they weren’t the best choices in pictures, but for the others, it would’ve been nice to have an explanation or opinion of why these were the “worst” magazine covers.

    • bonjersay

      I was thinking the same thing! Mostly, I think is because they nipped in their waists and made normal people look waif-like. The one that didn’t had 651+ next to her face that made you think that was her weight. smh