Michelle Lee hasn’t exactly made us want to race down to the newsstand for Allure over the last 12 months, but she has been successful when it comes to recruiting a whole host of A-list faces to front the beauty-focused title. In 2019, we’ve been treated to covers featuring Serena Williams, Kendall Jenner, Gemma Chan, Adut Akech, Emilia Clarke, Ashley Graham, Naomi Osaka, Anne Hathaway, Lady Gaga and Sharon Stone. Now it’s Zendaya’s turn as the actress closes out the year on Allure‘s double December/January offering. Fresh from the cover of ELLE, the Euphoria star poses for photographer Miguel Reveriego wearing a look from her Tommy x Zendaya Fall 2019 collection picked by Law Roach.
The cover immediately sparked fierce debate among our forum members. “Zendaya is gorgeous and interesting enough to not need any gimmick of theirs. She doesn’t deserve this,” called out MON.
“How do magazines always make such a beautiful young woman look so desperately bad? Is there a story line to it? I need answers. And Zendaya needs justice!” declared aracic.
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“Another month (or two) where Allure shies away from the job of making its cover models look good, even though ‘looking good’ is the lifeblood of the beauty industry,” tigerrouge chimed in.
“That logo ruins the picture,” added jorgepalomo.
Forum member jal718 was quick to declare the cover “ridiculous.”
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