Nicki Minaj Gets a Make-under for Elle US' April 2013 Cover Shoot


Understated Nicki – Rap superstar and “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj graces the April cover of Elle US, looking understated with minimal makeup and a simple blonde ‘do. Nicki poses for Thomas Whiteside with styling by Joe Zee for the studio shoot. Inside the issue, the Pink Friday star opens up about her transformation, “When I saw myself with barely any makeup [on], it was such a… like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard. I feel that it’s become a part of me…It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.”

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6 Responses to “Nicki Minaj Gets a Make-under for Elle US' April 2013 Cover Shoot”

  1. best photos i’ve ever seen of her. she actually has good bone structure. as a cover subject, i’m not a fan of her, but i think they did her in a really great way.

  2. Christin2 Reply

    OMG! YES!! Thank god. She looks better than I could have ever imagined her looking. Love her or hate her, this IS her best look

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