If you could create a Marie Claire cover, what would you change?

We asked a reader, a politician, a comedian, a journalist, a blogger and a feminist collective to make us over:

Each of the above people created their own Marie Claire cover for us, which you can find on page 60 of the May issue (out 16 April 2012). Check in as we reveal the covers every few days, and choose your favourite below:


Cover 1: The Vagenda Team, a feminist collective

‘We’d like to see a curvaceous model of black origin, because they’re not respected enough.’


Cover 2: Ronelle Prince, The Reader

‘I don’t have a problem with models or celebrities on magazine covers, but give us the truth.’

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Cover 3: Verashni Pillay, The Journalist

‘I’m tired of seeing women on the front of South African magazines who are either very thin or blonde. Generally they’re both.’


Cover 4: Nzinga Qunta, The Blogger

‘I think we should start treating South African and African stars as though they are stars and not relegating them only to the inside of magazines. ‘


Cover 5: Nik Rabinowitz, The Comedian 

‘It turns out it’s really fun to take a misogynistic angle on ridiculous women’s magazine cover lines.’


Cover 6: Lindiwe Mazibuko, The Politician

‘I would like to read stories about game-changing South African and African women. African fashion, economics, politics, current affairs, business, film, art and culture should feature more regularly with a glamorous, edgy angle.’



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Competition closes 31 May 2012