cover girl

noun

Definition of cover girl

: an attractive young woman whose picture appears on a magazine cover

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In 1952, Revlon launched its Fire & Ice ad campaign, starring Vogue cover girl Dorian Leigh, and caused a stir with its kitschy quiz supplement designed to decide if one was, in fact, suited to this tried-and-true bold red. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "10 Cult Classic Lipstick Shades Every Beauty Lover Must Know," 29 July 2019 The new show, which is set to premiere on Quibi (an entertainment platform built for mobile viewing launching in April 2020), is totally on-brand for the two-time Sports Illustrated cover girl. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, "Tyra Banks Launches Body Positive Mini-Series, Says It Will 'Expand and Redefine the Definition of Beauty'," 17 June 2019 The tennis champ was chosen to be the cover girl for Harper’s Bazaar’s August 2019 issue—and while her dripping-gold look is impressive, her message about overcoming adversity and standing up for herself is truly inspiring. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "Serena Williams’s Harper’s Bazaar Cover Comes With Important Message About Being Body Shamed," 12 July 2019 Even though Ariana Grande is Vogue‘s August cover girl, the high ponytail-sporting pop star appears to have been upstaged by an unlikely star during the fashion shoot for her cover: her beloved dog, Toulouse. Cady Lang, Time, "The Real Star of Ariana Grande’s Vogue Cover Shoot Was Her Stylish Dog," 9 July 2019 Now the Vogue cover girl is at it again, this time live from her bathroom, where the sun seeps through an open window and effortlessly illuminates her in all the right places: the apples of her sky-high cheekbones, tip of her nose, and décolletage. Kate Branch, Vogue, "Watch Imaan Hammam’s “Long Week, No Sleep” Beauty Routine," 19 Sep. 2018 While our brave March cover girl is clearly an inspiration to Selenators, the star never misses the chance to thank her fans for inspiring her! Kristin Harris, Seventeen, "Selena Takes To Instagram To Thank Fans For Their Support <3," 11 Feb. 2014 However, the Canadian cover girl wasn’t expecting for her children to endure harsh criticism from strangers. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Coco Rocha recalls being shamed online over her parenting skills: 'I would cry in the shower'," 5 July 2018 Taylor Swift is Harper's Bazaar's latest cover girl! Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Taylor Swift channels Pattie Boyd in interview with the rock 'n' roll icon for Harper's Bazaar," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of cover girl

1899, in the meaning defined above

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cover girl

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cover girl

: an attractive young woman whose picture is on the front of a magazine

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