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Was This Rebel Wilson Cover a Missed Opportunity? (Forum Buzz)

Dare we ask: Are magazines afraid of showing off Rebel Wilson’s body? It’s starting to come off that way as with just about every single magazine cover Rebel has fronted, the publications have opted for a headshot as opposed to the full-body alternative. The British edition of Marie Claire taps the Aussie export as its July 2016 cover star and our forum members aren’t all too impressed with the finished product. Photographed by Alexei Hay, the publication serves up a fairly nice shot of Rebel, who shows off her personality in the close-up image, playfully pouting down the photographer’s lens while wearing a red lace dress.

UK Marie Claire July 2016 : Rebel Wislon by Alexei Hay


Yeah, our feisty forum members were not all too impressed. “Shame they didn’t have the confidence to show her body on the cover!” slammed a rather disappointed 8eight the second the cover came to light.

“I wish it was more of a standard facial expression, and yes, that they had used her body,” chimed in honeycombchild.

Forum member fluxxx wasn’t much of a fan, either, letting us know, “The expression ruins everything for me.”

In agreement and left unsatisfied by Marie Claire‘s offering was MetroMelannie: “They could have done so much better! Too much hair and typing to hide her!”

Also not exactly jumping for joy over the sight of the cover was NathalieM, sharing, “She looks great! Would’ve liked to see the entire outfit, and I think they’ve missed a great opportunity there.”

“Why must they do a full body shot on full figured women?” asked A.D.C. “This type of cropping is done on most cover stars. No one ever mentions this when Kate Hudson has a similar cropped cover.”

Are you happy with the cover? A missed opportunity or perfectly fine? Add your own two cents here.