Gabby Douglass: A New Face for Essence
The Obamas. Mary J. Blige. Tyler Perry. Kerry Washington. Jill Scott. Maybe you can name a few others. When Essence magazine decides who should be the face of their next cover, it often seems like the same old faces and poses (hand on your hip or hands on both hips). Maybe these are the faces that sell magazines, but we’re always grateful when Essence decides to be a little more adventurous/creative and throws in a new set of faces. The December 2012 issue of Essence features Gabby Douglas on one cover version and Carmelita Jeter, Sanya Richards-Ross, Allyson Felix, and Gabby on another. Go Olympic ladies! As for future issues, let’s hope Essence comes with some fresh faces, poses, and covers for 2013. That’s a hefty New Year’s Resolution, I’d say.
Happy reading, y’all.