GossipCenter's Top 13 Magazine Covers of 2013
From classic beauty to overly revealing photoshoots, GossipCenter takes a look back at the most memorable magazine covers of 2013.
Check out our top 13 picks featuring the lovely stars memorable interviews below!
The "We Can't Stop" singer rocked a few poses for the Chris Nicolls-shot spread and dished about her now infamous VMA performance. "I was trying to slap Robin [Thicke’s] a** but no one saw it! Believe me! MTV edited so much.They cut almost everything I did. I’m proud of that performance. I feel like music is really stale right now. I could have guessed what a lot of artists would have done that night. The reaction to what I did has been insane. I think it was a breath of fresh air! For the people that don’t get it, you weren’t meant to."
In its Fall issue, V revealed four covers that showed the Mother Monster stripping down to her skivvies. Meanwhile, the 27-year-old talked about staying motivated and said, "You have to stare at the image, you have to stare at the work. You have to have an intense connection with it all the way to its core, and then push, push, push yourself and then say, 'Okay,' and you have that instant adrenaline feeling of let's go."
Marking her Vogue debut, the "Firework" songstress opened about her failed marriage to Russell Brand. "I mean, I have to claim my own responsibility in things. I do admit that I was on the road a lot. Although I invited him time and time again, and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could."
During her Q&A session, the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" cutie talked about her "boy crazy" image. "I'm sure if I looked up the latest Google Alerts rumor it would say I'm chasing somebody who doesn't like me as much as I like him - people love that angle on me. They're like, 'Oh Taylor, coming on too strong again, chasing boys.' I never chase boys. They don't like it! To me, it's just writing songs the way I always have."
While rocking a few poses for the Terry Richardson-shot spread, the 21-year-old performer opened up about finding love after her split from Justin Bieber. "I believe in love - yes, I'm one of those girls. Most of my friends believe in love. I went out with Katy Perry last night. She's so fun and awesome, but it's cool to see someone older believe in love too. I've dated people that are not in the industry, and it does get really hard and stressful. My first boyfriend wasn't, and it all sort of started happening, so -I felt bad."
Although she looked incredible for the Shape's cover shoot, the "Toxic" singer opened up about her struggles with working out and sticking with strict diets. "Dieting is tough... because my specialties are spaghetti, brownies, and chocolate chip cookies. I try not to make those too often or I'll eat the whole bowl of dough. I like [my body], then again, I hate it. I'm in my 30'snow, so I have to work harder to keep it up."
The "Diamonds" songstress donned a collection of sexy ensembles for the Zoe McConnell cover shoot while chatting about her racy Instagram account and public image. "[My Instagram] is narcissistic, but whatever—everyone does it. I’m capturing personality... Everybody has their thing they like or don’t like to see. It’s all in your head. That’s why people take their own pictures, because it’s difficult for someone else to capture what you seek. People take the little bit of information they’re fed, and they draw a picture of who you are. Most of the time it’s wrong."
Going topless for the publication's April cover, the "How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days" hottie discussed the benefits of being a genuine person in the shady film industry. "The reason I trust so much is that I don’t feel like I have anything to hide. If somebody betrays that trust, it could never be so bad, because I don’t keep any secrets. I’ve had friends who’ve lied to me, I’ve had friends who’ve done things behind my back, I’ve had people steal from me—and it doesn’t stop me from trusting."
Before announcing her engagement to boyfriend Wladmir Klitschko, the 24-year-old actress talked about having a family in the summer issue of the fashion magazine. "I don’t really have a plan. I’ve lived a very big life, and I don’t feel my age, and I feel like I was born to be a mother. Sometimes people speak about [having kids] like, 'Your life ends—you’re never going to be able to do anything again!' And I’m like, 'What are you talking about?' Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there’s nothing that I feel like I can’t accomplish while having children in my life. I would sacrifice having more years of being wherever I want whenever I want for years with my kids."
While teaming up with lensman Damon Baker, the "Hot Right Now" beauty dished about meeting Jay Z. "He said 'Hello' - and just in that moment, one of his bodyguards stepped on my shoes. Brand new Air Jordans. So I knelt down to rub them clear, 'cause that's what you're supposed to do. But Jay-Z grabbed me by the shouldn't pulled me, and went, 'Don't ever do that. Come with me. And then... we went sneaker shopping. A whole suitcase of shoes!"
While donning designer ensembles from Prada and Bottega Venta for the stunning Tom Allen photo shoot, "The Great Gatsby" star discussed meeting Cate Blanchett. "When I was about 14-years-old at school we had a copy in our rec room of Elisabeth starring Cate Blanchett and we just watched it over and over. Then I met Cate in Sydney because she work with my co-star Joel Edgerton [who plays Tom Buchanan in Gatsby]. They had done 'A Streetcar Named Desire' together, so we all went round to her house for lunch. She was so wonderful. She lived up to my expectations."
The hilarious "Pitch Perfect" actress sat down with the publication and defended her fat jokes. "As long as I look like this, I'm going to make fat jokes. You have to use what you're given to make yourself: if you're super short, super tall, super skinny, have a super big nose- you've got to use that. I like making fun of myself, because it gives me license to make fun of other people; otherwise you just come off way too mean. We have a saying in Australia: if you 'pay out' on yourself, you can 'pay out' on everyone else."
The E! reality starlet revealed how she remains calm. "Especially with material things, I feel like it's not the end of the world as long as everyone's safe. I'm like that in any stressful situation. Even when my father passed away, I sat down and I said to everyone, 'Okay, guys, what are we supposed to learn from this? We all need to grow up.'"
Photo Credit: Chris Nicholls for Fashion, Inez and Vinoodh for V Magazine, Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar, Shape magazine, Zoe McConnell for Complex, Patrick Demarchelier for Glamour, Peggy Sirota for Glamour, Damon Baker for Interview Germany, Tom Allen for Harper's Bazaar UK, Hunger, Cosmopolitan