I can’t believe it! Elle has put “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe on the cover of their 25th Anniversary issue. Elle’s 25th anniversary issue has four cover girls. Along with Gabourey is Amanda Seyfried, Lauren Conrad, and Megan Fox. The October issue is not only celebrating it’s 25th anniversary but it’s also shining a light on 25 celebrity women in their 20’s who have successful careers.

Gabourey has graced the cover of V magazine and Ebony magazine in the past. Currently she plays a H.S. student on the Showtime series The Big C.

I love that Gabourey’s star has not faded. So many people doubted her mainly because of her size, but, she consistently proves that she is here to stay and not going anywhere. Kudos to Elle for putting her on the cover of their 25th anniversary issue. I’m hoping that this issue is a big seller, especially Gabourey’s cover. This is another opportunity to show the publishing and fashion industry that plus size women can sell magazines.

Although this is wonderful news for the plus size community, we must demand more from magazines. It’s nice to be featured on the cover, but, is Elle going to consistently show plus size clothing in their magazine’s? Let’s hope so.

After being blown away at the fact that another major fashion magazine actually put another plus size girl on their cover. I do have two questions. What happened to Essence? The premiere magazine for African American women has not yet given Miss Sidibe her own cover. Hmm, I wonder why?

Secondly. Oh, why did they choose this wig for Sidibe? It looks a little dry and most importantly, it looks like a wig. I think they could have done better with the hair.

Checkout the rest of the cover girls

All I can say is, take that Howard Stern. Never underestimate the power of Fat Girls.

Will you be buying the October issue of  Elle with Gabourey?