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Featured Article: Christina Aguilera for Cosmopolitan US October 2018


Christina Aguilera wears Camilla and Marc jacket, Escada pants and Bulgari‘s rings, necklace and bracelets on the October cover of Cosmopolitan US photographed by Kai Z Feng with styling by Aya Kanai.

On going totally natural on the cover of her new album Liberation: “I still love getting glammed up, but I want to show imperfections on this go-round. It’s scary, but I’m up for the challenge. You can’t tell me something I haven’t already heard about myself anyway.”

On her upcoming tour, The Liberation Tour: “With this record, I’m stripping back a lot and just trying to find myself again—just the true love and the art in the process, and not just going for some formulaic sort of force-fed direction that we can get caught up in. So I want to flip it on its ear and I want to do something completely unexpected from a pop-formatted show—a fresh perspective that I’ve never done this of a tour before—super creative, super interesting.”

On the flack she received for her Stripped makeover: “It’s hard to hear yourself being called names. I remember being hurt by these commercials on MTV, pitting Britney as the good girl and me as the bad girl. It’s like, if I’m going to be demure and innocent, that’s okay. But if I’m going to just be myself, I’m trouble.”

On women owning their bodies and being themselves: “I love the female body, and I think it’s something to be proud of, not something that men should dictate ownership of. ‘Dirrty’ was extremely controversial at the time, but it would be nothing now. I hope I paved the way and helped set the ground rules that women can be any version of themselves they wanna be…and proud of it.”

On avoiding pairing up with another celebrity: “I’ve had opportunities, but it isn’t my style to date another person in the business. There’s gotta be something wrong with you if you want to be in this business. I mean, hi! I definitely have my issues. I think that I can only handle one [celebrity] in the rela­tionship, and I need to be it.” (source)


Featured Article: Mandy Moore for Cosmopolitan US March 2018


This Is Us star Mandy Moore wears Bottega Veneta dress, Ariel Gordon necklace and Oscar De La Renta earrings on the March 2018 cover of Cosmopolitan US, shot and styled by Eric Ray Davidson and Aya Kanai respectively.

On This Is Us: “Before I got the part, I was making massive changes in my personal life and was looking to echo that in my work. I was waiting for something different that would allow me to dig deep. I knew I was capable, but I couldn’t get any momentum, and I had just been crushed by three failed pilot seasons. When I read the script for This Is Us, I told my agent, “I will do absolutely anything to be a part of this.””

How she’d describe her This Is Us co-stars in one word:
· Milo Ventimiglia: Boundless (+ just the greatest in every way)

· Chrissy Metz: Spectacular (one of the funniest / crazy talented)

· Sterling K. Brown: Majestic (brilliant doesn’t even cover it)

· Justin Hartley: Magnificent (+ tall + utterly handsome). (source)


Zendaya for Cosmopolitan US July 2016


The cover is shot by James White with styling by Aya Kanai. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Nicki Minaj, here to view 2014 cover featuring Katy Perry, here to view 2013 cover featuring Kelly Osbourne, here to view 2012 cover featuring Demi Lovato, here for 2011 cover with Rihanna, here for 2010 cover with Shakira, and here for 2009 cover with Lauren Conrad.


Sarah Jessica Parker for Cosmopolitan US August 2015


Sarah Jessica Parker is on the August cover of Cosmopolitan US photographed by Michael Thompson, styled by Aya Kanai. Hair and make up by Serge Normant and Leslie Lopez. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Megan Fox, here to view 2013 cover featuring Demi Lovato, here to view 2012 cover featuring Ashley Greene, here to view 2011 cover with Kim Kardashian, here for 2010 cover with Britney Spears and here for 2009 cover with Katy Perry.


Zooey Deschanel for Cosmopolitan US June 2015


The cover was photographed by Yu Tsai and styled by Aya Kanai. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Chrissy Teigen, here to view 2013 cover featuring Sofia Vergara, here to view 2012 cover featuring Pink, here for 2011 cover with Cameron Diaz, here for 2010 cover also with Pink, and here for 2009 cover with Leighton Meester.


Emmy Rossum for Cosmopolitan US October 2014


The 27 year old Shameless star is fronting the magazine’s October cover that was shot and styled by James White and Aya Kanai respectively. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Jennifer Lopez, here to view 2012 cover featuring Zooey Deschanel, here to view 2011 cover featuring Minka Kelly, here for 2010 cover with Lauren Conrad, and here for 2009 cover with Megan Fox.


Lucy Hale for Cosmopolitan US September 2014


The 25 year old Pretty Little Liars star is landed yet another September cover for Cosmopolitan US! She was the magazine’s cover star for September 2012. This year, Lucy posed in front of Matthias Vriens-McGrath lens with styling works by Aya Kanai. (source)

Cick here to view last year cover featuring Nina Dobrev, here to view 2012 cover featuring Lucy Hale, here to view 2011 cover featuring Dianna Agron, here for 2010 cover with Jessica Alba and here for 2009 cover with Kristen Bell.


Katy Perry for Cosmopolitan US July 2014


The 29 year old star landed yet another summer cover! She recently posed with Pop Queen Madonna on the latest issue of V Magazine. And now she is sporting a multicolored sequins mini on the July front page of Cosmopolitan US, shot by Matt Jones with styling by Aya Kanai. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Kelly Osbourne, here to view 2012 cover featuring Demi Lovato, here for 2011 cover with Rihanna, here for 2010 cover with Shakira, and here for 2009 cover with Lauren Conrad.


Kaley Cuoco for Cosmopolitan US May 2014


Eric Ray Davidson photographed the The Big Bang Theory star for her first Cosmopolitan cover. The 28 year old actress was styled by Aya Kanai. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Rachel Bilson, here to view 2012 cover featuring Khloe Kardashian, here for 2011 cover with Hayley Williams, and here for 2010 cover with Heidi Klum.


Demi Lovato for Cosmopolitan US August 2013


Matt Jones photographed the 20 year old singer-songwriter and actress for the August cover of Cosmopolitan US, that was styled by Aya Kanai.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Ashley Greene, here to view 2011 cover with Kim Kardashian, here for 2010 cover with Britney Spears and here for 2009 cover with Katy Perry.

Image via TFS.


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