Melissa McCarthy on the Cover of Elle’s Women in Hollywood Issue

Am I the only one that is majorly excited to see Melissa McCarthy, a plus size woman, grace the cover of Elle Magazine?!?! She’s being featured on the cover of Elle’s Women in Hollywood Issue in November along with three other actresses in celebration of their dynamic contributions to Hollywood this year. 
What’s great about this cover of Elle is that they have actually managed to style Melissa in something nice – a beautiful coat from Marina Rinaldi (check out my recent post for more on plus size brand Marina Rinaldi) – instead of what we often see when magazines attempt to include plus size women.  Also, they have used a full body shot of Melissa, as opposed to a close up, which they did with the Gabrielle Sidbe cover 2 years ago (see below). 
I hope that this is just the beginning.  After all, it would be nice to see magazines include and embrace women of all sizes in their glossies.
So, what do you all think of the cover?

Thanks for reading.


  1. November 10, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    I love it! I have no complaints at all.

  2. November 12, 2013 / 2:30 am

    Me too!! I don't know why there was a bit of fuss in the first place.