Marie Claire celebrates the digital generation with its May 2016 cover stories. Toted as fresh faces, Kylie Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zendaya and Ellie Goulding each snag their own cover. The five women are celebrated for their dominance on social media, in fashion campaigns, on tour and in tinseltown. Marie Claire’s diverse cover stars are profiled with a feature, available on MarieClaire.com.
Marie Claire May 2016 Covers
Kylie Jenner on her ability to influence others and have fun with it: “I started wigs, and now everyone is wearing wigs. Kim [Kardashian] just used my wig guy last night…I just do whatever I want to do, and people will follow.”
Hailey Baldwin on dating Justin Bieber: “I don’t want attention out of dating somebody. Texts started coming through, crazy phone calls…it’s hard to date somebody in this industry. You have to have really thick skin and be very strong. You have to focus on the person and nothing else.”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw on Will and Jada Pinkett Smith speaking out on the lack of diversity at the Oscars: “[They took] A very brave stand. That’s the end of the race. The root of it is about having many, many stories told and having the people who hold he purse strings tell diverse and inclusive stories. It’s got to go back to how films get green-lit in the first place.”
Ellie Goulding on teaching herself guitar by listening to her favorite performers: “I loved Pearl Jam…and of course, Björk, my all time hero. [But] It wasn’t like I was going to become a famous singer–that didn’t ever seem like a reality or an option.”
Zendaya on going to the Grammys after-party with her dad and New York Giant, Odell Beckham Jr.: “If a guy can handle my dad the first time, then he’s worth giving my time to. If he can’t, then I might as well not waste my time. Just because they’re in the NFL doesn’t mean they get a pass.”