After a disastrous Solange Knowles cover in April, ELLE followed up with its best cover in ages, starring a sultry Anne Hathaway. Now, ELLE is giving us exactly what we want with a whole host of models for its multi-cover May 2017 issue. Bella Hadid, Maria Borges, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Candice Huffine and Hailey Baldwin were each cast for the magazine’s swimsuit issue, photographed by Terry Tsiolis.
Forum members wasted no time selecting their favorite cover. “Wow, a bunch of bad pics,” said an unforgiving Nymphaea the second the covers came to light.
“I’m not sure which one I’d choose! Probably none, they all look bad…” wrote liberty33r1b.
“I feel like these were so close to being great covers but there’s something just slightly off about almost all of them. Maria’s is the best by far!” championed LastNight.
In agreement over how wonderful Maria’s cover turned out was 333101: “Maria’s is the best, she is so beautiful and I’m so pleased she’s booked such a big cover. Her smile literally brings warmth to the shot. The Bella, Candice and Hailey covers were completely unnecessary. I like the Elsa concept but it could have been executed better, Jasmine is stunning but it doesn’t really grab me.”
Thatsfierce enthused, “Oh Maria!! She looks beautiful, so happy she got the cover!”
“Maria and Jasmine’s are the only good ones,” stated Marc10.
“Bunch of insufferable Insta-girls by a mediocre photographer. Nothing to like here,” fumed anlabe32.
“Again… can anybody tell me WHERE ARE THE SWIMSUITS?” laughed happycanadian.
Let us know which cover you’ll be racing down to the newsstand for, and join the conversation here.