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Gabby Sidibe Covers The October 2010 Issue of ELLE Mag

 

Well looky here.  Oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe is covering the October 2010 issue of ELLE magazine.  We've got the story behind the 27-year-old breaking down barriers to rock this cover when you read on...

As ELLE celebrates its 25th anniversary, it's celebrating with covers and features on 25ish-year-old Hollywood starlets.

The award winning Gabby joins reality star turned author turned fashion designer Lauren Conrad, and actresses Meagan Fox and Amanda Seyfried for ELLE's “Favorite 25-Somethings” issue.  Jonelle Monae is also featured.  You can check out more pics and info from the shoot over at ELLE.

Loving the fact that Gabby's getting coverage in mags like Vogue and Elle.  But dammit I must say: They are OUT.OF.ORDER for putting this Cabbage Patch doll 99 cent/pack wig hair on my girl.  Lovely pics other than that though.  Work.

 

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There are a lot of women

There are a lot of women out There are a lot of women out there that look like Gabby! That can relate to her in one way or another whether it's being obese or dark or non traditionally beautiful! Yes we are not accustomed to that look or standard of beauty but these women do exist! And this tells them it's ok! Hold your head up high! Being Obese is not good but you gotta start by loving yourself in order to make changes! How many of yall can really accept your flaws! Seriously something is wrong with everybody! Elle just shining a light on a chick not trying to be something she's not which is honestly refreshing! www.yuregininsesi.com
Anonymous's picture

Her skin is obviously

Her skin is obviously lightened in this picture,and she defends the magazine probably because she is so hungry for work.I wouldnt sell out my race for a dollar.
Anonymous's picture

hmmm well they could have

hmmm well they could have done better with the wig...she is lighter in the picture due to camera lighting..and to be honest I really don't think she is a good actress she's just okay..the movie Precious I feel was over rated... what else has she done? besides an episode on one of the televison shows...give her something more challenging in the acting department...STOP TREATING HER LIKE SHE IS A TEENAGER SHE IS A GROWN A SHUGGA SHUGGA (ass) WOMAN...take off the kid gloves..
maried's picture

One thing that i also noticed

One thing that i also noticed with the UK 25th Anniversary Elle was the cover with Naomi Campbell, they did nothing to the photo, whilst the other covers were really worked on. I agree with most reviewers here, if Elle are going to use black women on their covers, can they at least make an effort. Using Gabby is great, but there is so much more a photographer can do. Shame it was a half baked effort.
Anonymous's picture

NO DICE. Her hair is NOT a

NO DICE. Her hair is NOT a good look at all. Praise God for going against the norm ELLE but come ON. Get it right if you're going to go THERE.
ThePurpleSky.com's picture

If Elle's going to feature

If Elle's going to feature Gabby why did the photo have to look so half-assed? The other covers are cute and fashionable. But not Gabby's. Her hair looks a wreck, her skin's colorized and overall they did nothing to flatter her (close up, unflattering dress, etc.) Not hating on Gabby. This is all Elle's fault. She deserved better. IMHO, I would rather they not feature her than to have such a raggedy photo.
convo_girl's picture

Elle is a fashion magazine,

Elle is a fashion magazine, right? And this girl will NEVER be a fashion icon. I'm a fat girl myself and I don't read fashion magazines to look at other fat girls.
Anonymous's picture

YOU will never be a fashion

YOU will never be a fashion icon!!!! Ha Ha!!!!! Shine on Gabby!!!!!
Lisa's picture

I am so confused. . .is this

I am so confused. . .is this for black women to talk a look at themselves and see how unhealthy they are and how much they are in denial about their obesity, their hair, their image. . .obese black women have to get a grip and stop trying to pretend that they are happy and healthy. . .just stop it . . .just stop the insanity. . .we have to look at critically at our condition and stop allowing others to put black women on front street to show how sick such women are. . .this has to be a wake up call to all black women and girls
goddess's picture

Quit butchering Janelle

Quit butchering Janelle Monae's name for crying out loud! And if they actually put some thought into placing a beautiful black woman on the cover, it should have been Janelle Monae. Sidibe's look is repulsive, and that damn movie she starred in was horrid!! How dare they celebrate such a performance!
Brooklynsoul's picture

You have obviously never

You have obviously never suffered a day in your life. This is real life for many people. Let's put your life on the screen, the real one that you are obviously trying to hide and then let the world judge you. You would collapse because you are in denial of other people's feelings and don't care about anyone but yourself. Life will repay you for your selfishness and one day you will remember how stupid you sounded when you posted that comment. And none of us will care.........
Lisa's picture

Proud of her.

Proud of her.
MT's picture

Her look is not even about

Her look is not even about weight. Her wig looks like a cheap drunk woman's old tattered wig. She always have on tight polyester in loud colors that are not becoming. She definitely needs a stylist. Being big does not mean she has too look soo cheap.
Anonymous's picture

why does her weave have to

why does her weave have to look soooooo nappy ugh!
Ms Howard's picture

they need their ass whoop for

they need their ass whoop for this. The media and society loves to portray black women as being obese and un attractive. People we need to stand up to this
Anonymous's picture

in comparison to the other

in comparison to the other covers, she looks horrible. without comparing her cover to the others she still looks horrible. i'm sorry but i'm not of the opinion that obesity (and bad wigs) should be celebrated. elle could have picked a young, black, and TRULY fabulous celebrity and done MUCH better if they really wanted to. this shit seems like mockery.
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I totally agree!!! Suck

I totally agree!!! Suck mockery! She doesn't even fit the frame! Her pic doesn't belong...
Bambi6's picture

They could have done a better

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Yvonne's picture

yes she is literally COVERING

yes she is literally COVERING that magazine. wow & smh. this is NOT what 25 looks/looked like for most people. 25 is when you are young fresh and fine. she looks like the mama from Whats Happenin', old and big.
shuga's picture

In the words of

In the words of Madonna......NO ONE LIKES TO BE REMINDED OF HOW LITTLE THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED. You obviously are dissapointed in your sorry life. Go Gabby!!!!!
Lisa's picture

Ladies. A real fashion

Ladies. A real fashion magazine junkie knows that Elle, Vouge and Cosmo have fallen off big time. These are not the same publications that my mother used to read. Not to compare ourselves with white chicks but--even white chicks---are not satisfied with the women featured on magazine covers. Which is why their has been an explosion of diverse magazines such as: Zink, Nylon, V, W, Pride Magazine, Arise, and Love. Real fashionistas don't even touch american Vouge. We don't. We buy Russian, Italian, France and Paris Vouge,Elle and so forth. Face it. American's are always two seasons behind the fashion trend so why complain. What do you expect?
Bronze duchess's picture

I remember Jada gave an

I remember Jada gave an interview where she said she had to fight hard when she was in the Nutty Professor movie to get a makeup artist familiar with women of color - she said by the time she got to the hair she said 4get it. The diversity in black communities is incredible - from the skin tones, to the sizes - our collective beauty and elegance transcends any particular "type". White mags seem to be at a lost as to how to style anyone that does not look like them, who has a different hair texture, or curves. It's sad really - are they so averse to hiring black talent that they would rather throw Gabby on a cover like this? She is undoubtedly an heavy set girl, but even the camera angles are not flattering-it looks like she is spilling off the cover
TruthSeeker57's picture

What the f*** is going on

What the f*** is going on with that hair? The magazine could have done much better. What happen to airbrushing. Was the magazine afraid to be called out about it due to Gabby's size? It's a horrible photo. Shame on them. That wig is just awful. And why do they have her taking up the entire cover? It's just makes her look huge.
emerald's picture

yes the wig is not the best

yes the wig is not the best but oh well!!! She has done something a lot of us never will and her getting on that cover is a milestone!!! I subscribe to Elle and I am a black woman and there are never any black women on the cover in my mailbox when this mag comes...so I am happy to see her...wig, obesity and all! She is educated and doing something positive despite all of the NASAYERS!!! To all of you complaining...get out of that barrel CRABS!!! Always quick to shot someone down instead of lifting them up! Always a bunch of damn negativity!...SMH "I wake up with myself every morning, so the only opinion that really matters is mine" ...Gabby Sidibe Tell em again Gabby!!
AriGold's picture

I am thrilled that she

I am thrilled that she actually made the cover of Elle magazine, but seriously, that is a very unflattering photo of her. Were they trying to make her look bad? If so, they succeeded. The shot is way to close up, because of the fullness of her face, they should have scaled back and the wig is all wrong. Just damn.
Lisa's picture

hmmm. so many big thoughts

hmmm. so many big thoughts running through my little brain...I am not going to buy because I don't buy Elle but Congrats Sidibe...
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not only are they making fun

not only are they making fun of her, but black women period, this is some bull shit!!!! its to many beautiful black 25ish women!!!! i am not proud of this bull shit at all did yall see the other 3 covers!!! omg they have really pissed me of and yes she needs to loose weight! its nit healthy at all!!!
TRUE SHANDA's picture

Just becasue she needs to

Just becasue she needs to lose weight, does not mean she should put a on her head and hide from the world. Ar eyou sayign that seh adn all big people should hide out in a hole or some island until they lose weight and meet your approval ad far as looks go? Instead of always crisizing oiut big brothers and sisters, why not be encouraging & help them.
gigglin's picture

sorry bout the typos... i

sorry bout the typos... i don't type very well
gigglin's picture

The hair is

The hair is horrible...agreed. However, one thing that should be done now is to run and buy this mag because it IS a big thing. If they see 'we' as a people support and put money into this. Elle will continue putting black actresses on their cover. All this talk about y they didn't put this person or that person will not change their minds...money will.
Anonymous's picture

1) Not they won't 2) If

1) Not they won't 2) If they're going to make us look like this why would we want to be on their magazines? Why do we put so much stock in mainstream white media?? Elle has no bearing on her talent as an actress and believe me their motives for using her on the cover goes waay deeper than said talent.
Jennifer's picture

I don't think anyone is down

I don't think anyone is down Gabby personally. But Elle could have done a way better job of packaging that cover. On her cover the numbers 630+ are huge right next to her, her hair looks a hot mess and they had to put ELLE in a circle in front of her because the picture is so large. I'm glad she got the cover, but they did a horrible job with the presentation.
Gin and Tonic w/Twist of Lime's picture

They have that circle with

They have that circle with the Elle on all the covers. Is is good to see a big sista on the cover of a "skinny girl" mag...just wish they had given her a wig or weave.
gigglin's picture

EXCELLENT observation! It's

EXCELLENT observation! It's almost like they're making fun of her subliminally. I'm very happy that she is on their cover but am a little upset at the poor presentation.
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NOW they know The're WRONG

NOW they know The're WRONG for that nappy frizzy ass wig!!! ugh....get it together ELLE!
Keem's picture

yeah she needs to lose weight

yeah she needs to lose weight for health reasons, but what i admire about her is the fact that she's comfortable in her own skin - a quality a lot of us don't have
Anonymous's picture

Guys lets stop fooling each

Guys lets stop fooling each other, this girl is big and her weight is a risk to her health and she HAS to lose weight. I am not hating but seriously.
LeeMedia 's picture

We lost Luther and Gerald

We lost Luther and Gerald Lavert. We would hate to lose another great talent. Former fatty here. Not good.
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Yeah, I was cool with her

Yeah, I was cool with her being on the cover UNTIL I saw the other 3. They obviously were playing into the stereotype of Black women being overweight & ugly. You're telling me it wasn't any "25-ish" Black actresses that were those White women's size??? Tia & Tamera, Megan Good, somebody! They're full of it...
Anonymous's picture

why should it be an

why should it be an "achievement" she is on the cover? 1. They don't want blacks on the covers that much & if they do it's light brights 2. They only put her on to make a mockery of her
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LOVE THIS COVER!!! And I love

LOVE THIS COVER!!! And I love Gabby! I will be buying this issue for sure!
oduroyal's picture

what in the holy hair gel is

what in the holy hair gel is going on with her wig? not ok! this mag would never allow any of their white counterparts to look a hot mess on their cover so why is it ok in this instance?
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I believe Elle did this on

I believe Elle did this on purpose they made her to look like aunt jamama only thing she missing is the apron, and do-rag upon her head, elle has the resources and clout to have done a better spread than what they published and Gabby publicist should had checked the photos before they went to print. White people still have to prove that they think their still superior to black women and some black men are believers.
Anonymous's picture

There are a lot of women out

There are a lot of women out there that look like Gabby! That can relate to her in one way or another whether it's being obese or dark or non traditionally beautiful! Yes we are not accustomed to that look or standard of beauty but these women do exist! And this tells them it's ok! Hold your head up high! Being Obese is not good but you gotta start by loving yourself in order to make changes! How many of yall can really accept your flaws! Seriously something is wrong with everybody! Elle just shining a light on a chick not trying to be something she's not which is honestly refreshing!
Anonymous's picture

true dat

true dat
gigglin's picture

You know what. I was going to

You know what. I was going to ask why no one has asked Gabby how she got fat or why she is fat. But after reading your post. It doesn't really matter. It is not like one photo of women most in our society deem ugly is going to kill us. And like you said, being obese is not good but at least Elle said.....now we may only do this one time in our lifetime and this is it. So I say celebrate Gabby for all she represents and for all who are obese. Bravo!
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