Magazines can be a number of things. It can be fun, witty and take you to another world. But they can also be very informative, challenging and depicts that sometimes your favorite celebrities and role models can be questioned and scrutinized. Whether it’s talking about a controversial topic, revealing a shocking fact, or displaying such picture which have a tendency to go viral, magazines can capture these things in a way no other form of publication can do. From Baba Ramdev’s pose to Donald Trump, these 10 magazine covers were the most talked about in 2016.
- Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Magazine
people.comAshley Graham got featured on the cover of Swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated this year. The magazine took a risk by putting a plus sized model on its cover page. Even though she looked breathtakingly beautiful, it was backlashed by a large number of people. Graham said; she wanted to give a message to the women like her who are not being represented because of not being skinny enough.
- Ranveer Singh for L’Official February edition
www.koimoi.comRanveer Singh is currently one of the best young stars of Bollywood. Whether it’s his carefree attitude, kind behavior or hot looks, he has made a huge fan following. Ranveer appeared on L’official cover and made everyone stare at him and the reason was ‘him wearing nose ring’.
- Priyanka Chopra for Maximwww.talkingmoviez.com
Priyanka Chopra took our breath away many times with her sexy looks. But this year when she was featured on Maxim June issue 2016, she made everyone talking. The reason was her ‘underarms’. Yes it’s true; her underarms were photo shopped way too much. The smooth and white underarms were not even a little close to the real underarms of Priyanka Chopra.
- Baba Ramdev on Times India Today cover pagegallery-repo.inshorts.com
A famous yoga teacher, Baba Ramdev graced the cover of TIMES India Today July 2016 edition. The cover not only was most talked about, but also got trolled all over the internet. Look at his pose and you’ll understand the reason behind it.
- Aamir Khan with his Dangal daughters for Femina Magazine Anniversary issue
gallery-repo.inshorts.comMr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan appeared on the cover page of Femina Magazine with his Dangal daughters Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra. The trio turned many heads because of their classy looks and elegant pose.
- Aishwariya Rai and Ranbir Kapoor for Filmfare Magazine
www.indicine.comAishwariya Rai Bachan and Ranbir Kapoor’s sizzling chemistry in ADHM was most talked about in town but it didn’t stop there. Both the stars posed for a steamy photo shoot for Filmfare Magazine which went viral. The cover itself mentioned ‘STEAMY’ under their photo.
- Donald Trump was featured as the ‘Person of the Year’ for TIME Magazinenypost.com
Donald Trump got the whole world talking because of his statements. This time it was his photography for TIME Magazine which gone viral. The reason was his shadow which was taken as negative, an old chair on which he was sitting and the most funny was that ‘M’ which looked like horns above his head. The magazine cleared that it was a coincident but the damage was already done.
- Pregnant Kareena Kapoor for Grazia Dec 2016
www.indicine.comKareena has made a style statement during her months of pregnancy whether it was an award function, dinner or ramp walk. Heavily pregnant Kareen Kapoor Khan graced the cover of Grazia India. She proudly flaunted her baby bump and looked like a million bucks.
- Priyanka for Traveller Magazine’s Anniversary special editionwww.bbc.com
This was the second time Priyanka Chopra was criticized because of her magazine cover. She posed for the magazine in a tank top which had the three words “refugee”, “immigrant” “outsider” crossed out while the only world “traveller” was highlighted. It hurt sentiments of many people as they believed that being a refugee or outsider was not an option. Priyanka later apologized and explained that message was misunderstood.
- National Geographic Gender Revolution edition featuring a 9 year old transgenderwww.dailywire.com/
A 9 year old transgender was featured on the special ‘Gender Revolution’ issue by National Geographic. This was the first time any transgender has appeared on the magazine cover. The idea of showing equality to transgender community was appreciated by a large number of people but there were few, who criticized it.