This is SO MUCH BETTER than her most recent Vogue cover. This version of Beyonce is so appealing — confident, sporty, engaged. I know that she’s promoting her athletic wear right now — which, I must say, I find super cute (the only thing that gets me to exercise is cute exercise gear) — but that look REALLY works on her, in part because I totally think the real Beyonce IS confident, sporty, and engaged. She feels authentic to me on these covers.  And, for what its worth, YES, I would also pay good money to see her in the Flashdance remake that a couple of these looks recall.

[Photos: Elle]