Beyoncé proves black woman on magazine cover sells
“Clearly that has been proven a myth.”
Pop superstar Beyoncé said this as she reflected on the time when she was just starting in the business and was told that it was hard for black women to book magazine covers, because they “didn’t sell.”
“Not only is an African-American on the cover of the most important month for Vogue, this is the first-ever Vogue cover shot by an African-American photographer (Tyler Mitchell),” Beyoncé pointed out.
For Vogue magazine’s September cover photo shoot, the music artist “stripped away the wigs and hair extensions” and used “little makeup,” because she felt that it was important “for women and men to see the beauty in their natural bodies.”
“To this day, my arms, shoulders, breasts and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. It’s real,” she told Vogue in her first major interview after giving birth to her twins, Rumi and Sir Carter.
“Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it,” she added. “But right now, my little Fupa (slang that means “fat upper pelvic area”) and I feel like we are meant to be.”—ALLAN POLICARPIO
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