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Featured Article: Lana Condor for Cosmopolitan US March 2019

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Lana Condor became an overnight success and the reigning queen of Netflix. Now she’s busy rewriting the Hollywood rules thanks to a big new show, an epic real-life love story, and lots of red-carpet nights that end the way all true fairy tales should: eating pizza in bed.

She is gracing the March 2019 issue of Cosmopolitan US in a cover shot photographed by Ben Watts.

On her relationship with To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before co-star Noah Centineo:Noah and I definitely encouraged the speculation. But it’s because we believe in the story and the characters and we genuinely love each other. You can truly love someone in a very platonic way.”

On her ascendance to rom-com legend from To All The Boys: “Listen, I worked every single day. I was in every single frame. But I wasn’t doing it to get famous. I was doing it because I friggin’ love my job.”

On adjusting to fame after becoming an overnight sensation: “I had a week of transition where I was like, ‘I have to be okay with it. This is my new reality.’”

On being a role model for Asian-Americans (Lana is half Korean): “I know how many people are looking to me. I’ve had so many little Asian girls and older Asian women come up to me. Because of that, I’m really ware and proud of who I am and what I look like.”

On her boyfriend, musician, and actor Anthony De La Torre: “There’s no other person in this world I want to spend every day doing nothing with… and you best believe I’m gonna hold on to him real tight.” Image courtesy of COSMOPOLITAN. (source)

Featured Article: Nina Dobrev & Vanessa Hudgens for Cosmopolitan US September 2018

Nina Dobrev and Vanessa Hudgens have a few things in common: They’re both about to turn 30. They’re both Coachella goddesses who can ignite a trend with the tap of a ’gram. And they’ve both dismantled Disney-fied images. Good-bye, PG-rated teen idoldom; hello, complicated splendor of womanhood. First stop? Their new big-screen comedy, Dog Days (opens August 10th).

Vanessa on her favorite day with her BFFs: “My favorite day with my girlfriends is having everyone over to my house, lying by the pool, drinking rosé, listening to music, and dancing.”

Nina on being careful on what she shares on social media: “I don’t typically post photos with significant others, which is funny, because when I do post a photo with a guy, the media will pick it up and assume I’m dating him. It makes me laugh because, in reality, if he is on my Instagram, that means I’m not dating him!”

Nina and Vanessa on if they’ve had any #MeToo encounters:

Nina: “Like any woman in every industry, yes. Comments have been made. People have said things that are inappropriate. I’ve been able to handle myself and speak up for the most part. But I have seen a lot.”

Vanessa: “I have been very fortunate not to have had any direct run-ins, but I’ve seen it happen. I’m grateful that we’re living in an age when women are finally heard.”

Nina on her daredevil side: “I am attracted to doing scary things. I might have a slight addiction to firsts. When you’ve never done something before, you don’t know what to expect. It’s the fear of the unknown. It keeps you on your toes.”

Cosmopolitan US September 2018 covers are photographed by Ben Watts with styling by Kristen Saladino. (source)

Featured Article: Danai Gurira for Women’s Health US July 2018

The star of The Walking Dead, Black Panther and this spring’s blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War covers the July/August 2018 issue of Women’s Health US magazine, photographed by Ben Watts.

Inside, the 40-year-old reveals how staying mentally and physically fit is the only way she can tackle her to-do list – which includes running the nonprofit she co-founded, Almasi Arts, as well as adapting the award-winning novel Americanah into a TV miniseries.

On her Sunday routine: “Creating ritualized time and space to nurture myself is something I’m constantly trying to figure out and develop. There’s nothing more fun, more replenishing, than a Sunday of walking in nature, enjoying friends’ company, or having a great meal.”

On her 4x/week session with trainer AJ Fisher: A typical workout for Danai includes lots of circuit training and Pilates-inspired moves, in which she alternates high-intensity intervals and active rest. Fisher has Danai wear a heart monitor and use resistance bands, which the actress travels with so she can do her workouts no matter where she is in the world. Every workout also includes glute work. “Sometimes it’s so intense I can’t remember what we did.”

On exercise as therapy: “If I haven’t worked out, if I haven’t exercised and connected with my body in some way, it chips away at my feeling of well-being.”

On staying motivated to workout: “I don’t think anyone loves working out all the time,” she admits – but says that feeling her body engage during a sweat session can be really exhilarating and rewarding. When she’s sore from a workout, she focuses on the positive. “It’s not like, ‘Oh, I’m in so much pain from that’. It’s like ‘Oh, I feel the strength in my core, I feel the strength in my back’.” (source)

Danielle Herrington for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018

Ben Watts shot the cover. (source)

Alec Baldwin for GQ UK November 2017

Ben Watts photographed the cover. (source)

Hilary Rhoda for Glamour Italia October 2017

Ben Watts shot the cover. (source)

Swimsuits For All 2017 Ad Campaign

We are loving this vibrant 2017 campaign of Swimsuits For All‘s new “Every Body, Every Age, Every Beautiful” ad (shot by Ben Watts), starring the current Vogue US cover star Ashley Graham! (source)

Ashley Graham for Cosmopolitan US August 2016

Ben Watts photographed the cover. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, here to view 2014 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.

Cristiano Ronaldo & Alessandra Ambrosio for GQ US February 2016

The cover is shot by Ben Watts. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Pharell Williams, here to view 2014 cover featuring Katy Perry, here to view 2013 cover featuring Beyoncé, here to view 2012 cover featuring Michelle Williams, here for 2011 covers featuring famous athletes, and here for 2010 cover with Johnny Depp.

Chris Pratt for Entertainment Weekly #1365/1366 May 29th/June 05th 2015

Jurassic World‘s Chris Pratt is featured on the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, photographed by Ben Watts. (source)

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