If your picture is ‘on the cover of the Rolling Stones’ (or Canadian Horse Journal magazine), does that make you a ‘cover girl’?
According to that great knowledge-enhancer Wikipedia, a cover girl is ‘a woman whose picture is on the cover of a magazine’. However, this definition appears to have some caveats.
Apparently, cover girls are generally celebrities, aristocracy or royalty, often supermodels, but occasionally unknown models who represent the ideals of the magazine. (Or perhaps just appeal to readership and hence are used by the magazine to sell copy. That IS the point of an attractive cover!)
According to this definition then, just having your picture on one magazine cover doesn’t necessarily make one a ‘cover girl’. Perhaps, more accurately, one would be ‘the girl on the cover’. Semantics, I know; however, it’s likely that someone, somewhere, has done a Master’s thesis on this and would be more than happy to discuss the finer points of cover girls. If you find them, please send them my way. Meanwhile, suffice to say, for one month (oooo – actually it’s a two month issue), I’m on the cover of a magazine.
Thank you Canadian Horse Journals. That’s the closest I will probably ever get to a modeling career (and in full leather, too!)