This shouldn’t be as noteworthy as it is, really. And not only are they all models, but many of them aren’t even especially recognizable to your average newsstand cruiser — for instance, I could not pick out Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk, or Candice Huffine out of a lineup. So, love the covers or not, it’s definitely encouraging to see a magazine turning over its prized real-estate to something more than just whichever Pretty Little Liars star came up when they spun the wheel.
Having said that, the risk is mitigated somewhat by putting Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin — social media and tabloid favorites that they are — on two of the six. But: progress. It’s still cool.