Image: elle.com via the Fashion Spot forums.
Jennifer Aniston is Elle magazine’s November 2011 cover girl and at this point, she’s been on so many fashion magazine covers that every time we see her we’re struck with a sense of déjà vu.
“It just seems so unoriginal!” pixiedust1603 exclaimed in response to the Elle cover. “It's like I've seen that Jennifer Aniston cover before even though it is brand new.”
This issue of Elle is also their “Women in Hollywood Issue,” so the fact that the magazine singled Jennifer out for the cover when they had a slew of other women to choose from was a sore point for some.
“How many covers of Elle has Jen been on?” asked YoninahAliza. “I feel like she's always on the cover. Also, I don't think she's a good representation of women in Hollywood… when’s the last time one of her films was relatively successful? There are so many other women who would have been a better choice for the cover of this issue.”
Honeycombchild felt more or less neutral on the cover choice. “Jennifer always gets so much hate, no matter what covers she's on and no matter how good or bad the image turns out to be. She doesn't particularly bother me, she'd never put me off buying an issue of something, and she'd never persuade me to buy something,” she wrote.
I’m guessing Jennifer’s covers (like Sarah Jessica Parker’s) sell well, which is why we see her on them so often. She just seems like such a safe choice. Elle’s other featured “Women in Hollywood” within the magazine are Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Olsen, Viola Davis, Freida Pinto, Michelle Pfeiffer, Evan Rachel Wood, Stacey Snider, and Barbara Streisand. Any one of those other women would have been a less obvious, more interesting choice. I'm a fan of Jennifer's, but there just comes a point where enough is enough. We've just been oversaturated with her image.