Featured Article: Cosmopolitan US 2012 Covers Recap


Finally Cosmopolitan US is changing for the better! The picked lovely first-timer cover girl this year to get more young and new readers (hello Dakota Fanning!), sexy returning cover girls to pleased regular readers (Scarlett Johansson and Megan Fox), and of course, they are welcoming the new editor in chief, Joanna Coles who’s replacing Kate White (she edited Cosmo for the last 14 year old, and stepped down to pursue her writing and speaking career) earlier this September.

50 year old Joanna Coles—she previously helmed Marie Claire US—did major changes on the newsstand cover with more multi colored headlines, cool new fonts, and bolder text placements (check out the layout differences between Selena Gomez‘s March and Taylor Swift‘s December issue). We love her decisions to did the makeover. In fact, her January 2013 issue with Carly Rae Jepsen is already the contender for next year’s best cover from Cosmo.

The rest of the cover stars this year are Pink, Khloe Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Lucy Hale, and the first model to graced their front page in a very long time, the IT girl of this year Kate Upton (the last four names are all first timers). Ashley Greene‘s August cover and Zooey Deschanel‘s October are our favourite this year. Hopefully Cosmopolitan US will keep their standards high and producing better images next year.

Click here to read last year’s covers recap, and feel free to shares your favourite image from the magazine’s on comment box below!

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