People’s annual Most Beautiful People issue has been around since 1990, and it’s gone through a couple changes over the years. It began as The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, and then turned into The 100 Most Beautiful People in 2006, because beautiful people were clearly multiplying like bacteria after James Blunt informed them of their beauty in 2005.
But this year People decided to switch the superficial focus from beautiful faces (sorry, five-time cover girl Julia Roberts) to people who are “gorgeous and inspiring” with their first ever The Beautiful Issue. I can assume this inner-beauty theme won’t apply to the annual Sexiest Man Alive issue; Sexiest Man on the Inside sounds like a magazine you’d find in the waiting room of a colonoscopy clinic.
On the cover of People’s Beautiful Issue is Pink, her 6-year-old daughter Willow and 15-month-old son Jameson. Pink talked to People about raising her two kids to love themselves, and breaking down stereotypes about gender.
“I believe in affection. I believe in needs being met and faith being implemented, and I believe in letting your kids know they can count on you, and that you’ll be there.
I feel like gender-neutral is in itself a label and I’m label-less. I don’t like labels at all so I believe that a woman and a girl can do anything. And I believe that a boy can do anything. So I have boys that flip dirt bikes and I have boy friends that wear dresses. It’s all okay to me…That’s the kind of house that we live in.”
So who else made People’s Beautiful Issue? There’s Kelly Clarkson, Olivia Wilde, Nina Dobrev and her BFF Julianne Hough, Yara Shahidi. People also celebrated their Beautiful Issue by having pictures of several cast members of RHOBH, RHOD, RHOP, RHONY, RHONJ, and RHOA without any makeup on. That choice is going to backfire on People. I can practically hear NeNe Leakes screaming: “I don’t care how beautiful People magazine says you are without makeup, you’re still ugly as hell on the inside!”