Cover Girl Diversity: The 2012-2013 Report

14/08/2014 16:32 | Updated 22 May 2015
Over the past 12 months 97 women's magazine covers have hit the nation's newsstands, but only 13 of them have featured non-white models.

MyDaily tallied the covers of eight of the most popular women's magazines in the UK and found 86.6 per cent featured white models while 13.4 per cent of covers from October 2012 up to and including September 2013 featured non-white women.

Notably, the same celebrities and models cropped up numerous times across Vogue, Glamour, Tatler, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, InStyle and Marie Claire with stars such as Taylor Swift, Cheryl Cole, Jessie J and Gwen Stefani racking up multiple front pages.

Interestingly three covers saw men take focus, including Prince Harry for Tatler November 2012 and Harry Potter veteran Daniel Radcliffe for Glamour July 2013.

Cosmopolitan was the most diverse with three non-white cover stars, while InStyle, Tatler and Marie Claire all had two.

It should be noted that while the majority of magazines mentioned had just 12 covers, Cosmopolitan had two December 2012 covers - one featuring the Kardashian sisters and another which pictured boy band One Direction.

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READ: Urmee Khan on why these figures are positive but work still needs to be done.


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