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Beyonce Covers 'Vogue' April 2009

Beyonce Covers 'Vogue' April 2009

Style icon Beyonce graces the April 2009 cover of Vogue.

The mag’s headline boasts, “Real woman have curves — Beyonce at her best.”

So tell me this: If you don’t have curves, does that not make you a real woman?

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the Filipino boys dancing to Beyonce‘s “Single Ladies.” It’s a riot!

This spring, Beyonce will kick off a massive concert tour, premiering live performances of songs from her latest album I Am… Sasha Fierce.

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91 Responses to “Beyonce Covers 'Vogue' April 2009”

  1. 1
    thats_right Says:

    Angelina and Brad forever

  2. 2
    sweetie Says:

    She looks beautiful! :-)

  3. 3
    cynthia Says:

    Beautiful :D I LOVE BEYONCE: D

  4. 4
    lola Says:

    i luv you beyonce

  5. 5
    k Says:

    Skinny girls already know they’re the cream of the crop and societies ideal, so it’s okay for fat girls to try to empower themselves. It’s like telling a retarded person they’re smart.

  6. 6
    Zac Says:

    I love Celine Dion and I don’t care she lipsynches too much in concerts!
    Beyonce is great at lipsynching also.

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  8. 8
    rafaela Says:

    Beautiful Queen Bey!

  9. 9
    Parkan Says:

    “So tell me this: If you don’t have curves, does that not make you a real woman?”

    Good question…statements like this are just a way of striking out at people who are slim. People can’t help the bodies they’re born with, and I understand “fuller-figured” people being a bit resentful of the way society imposes a thin ideal of women.

    But it’s just stupid to compensate for your possible insecurities by insulting women who don’t have your so-called “curvy” body type. If you were so secure in your body, you wouldn’t need to.

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  11. 11
    lupe Says:

    tok, #5: yeah, skinny girls, the ones with their bones sticking out and sunken cheek bones are just gorgeous, aren’t they?? did you know that when you starve yourself your body begins to eat it’s fat, and then begins eating organs? yeah. your body will acctually destroy itself. and then you’ll die. cool. so to those skinny girls out there starving themselves: you’re killing yourself to look so disgusting. but i mean, do it and #5 will support you all the way!

  12. 12
    Shaun Says:

    she is so beautiful !

  13. 13
    alexis Says:

    real women are happy with the body God gave them.

  14. 14
    Irene Says:

    She is sooooo overrated.

  15. 15
    Greek Says:

    Why do the photoshop her so much if she likes her curvy body? I don’t get it. She’s so fake and overrated.

  16. 16
    truth ALWAYS hurts Says:

    if she’s so proud of her curves, why does she always appear photoshopped ( especially in the lower part of her body ) ? THIS WOMAN IS FAKE!

  17. 17
    webster Says:

    Guess what I’m a slim girl myself, Beyonce is probably 50 lbs heavier than me but my chest size is definitely bigger than hers and I got a nice firm round toosh that I work very hard on maintaining through everyday exercises.You don’t need to be overweight to be curvy, in fact the word curvy has totally different meaning than what delusional overweight women are thinking. But if it makes them feel better fine, let it be, just don’t resent skinny girls for their God given gifts. In fact most skinny girls have better curves than sloppy, shapeless, fat girls. Beyonce is one of them. Her thighs, arms, and butt are too fat to look sexy or feminine anymore. When your body frame is bigger than your man’s, that is not sexy anymore.

  18. 18
    Blah Says:

    Beyonce has a pumpkin head! Ugly hoe! She’s nothing special.

  19. 19
    hannah Says:

    There’s a difference between having an eating disorder and being skinny. idiot.

  20. 20
    bree Says:

    I think she is one of the most overrated artisit out there. The magazines should shine more attention to the new and upcoming artists.

  21. 21
    anthony Says:

    Physically speaking real women have vaginas.. Sorry but it’s true! All the ” curvier ” girls seem to get the oh real women have curves line and it’s a bit over done by now. A woman can be just that, a beautiful woman in whatever shape she’s comfortable in curves or no curves.

  22. 22
    Gasol_fan16 Says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! :D

  23. 23
    Blah Says:


  24. 24
    Shaun Says:

    @#23 BLAH



  25. 25
    anon Says:

    All women have curves. If you have breasts you have curves. one thing a curve isn’t is FAT. Excess flesh on the body especially where it’s not supposed to be, hands, neck, just excess fat. Beyonce is healthy. But how come no one is talking about her 10 inch waist that she gets with a corset?

  26. 26
    lupe is fat Says:

    lupe @ 03/13/2009 at 7:21 pm

    Lupe you are such an ignorant bitter and jealous person. Skinny is healthy, #5 never said anorexic. I weigh 118 lbs and I don’t have any bones sticking out. Why do you think obese people like you get heart disease, organ failure, cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, etc? It is your body’s way of telling you “stop eating you fat pig.” If you look back in history you will find that more people were thin – normal weight, rather than overweight because food was healthier and their lifestyles were much healthier. Today so many people are overweight and ill because of it, due in part to unhealthy eating habits and too much consumption of unhealthy fats and processed food. It takes an extreme amount of weight loss for a person to become anorexic. Thin people are not unhealthy or sick. Normal people are not chubby, and they do not look like Beyonce. A person with normal weight and fat in their body is thin believe it or not. Instead of living a lie why don’t you get your lazy fat ass off the couch and start jogging, running, walking, cleaning the house, playing sports? Or why don;t you start buying healthy food instead of being a lazy fat ass and just pulling up to McDonald’s drive thru? People get overweight because of all the negative things such as bad food, bad genes, illness, injury, lack of exercise, stress, etc – nobody chooses to be fat so don’t try to glamorize it. People like Beyonce and Tyra Banks are promoting unhealthy eating and obesity that is just a terrible thing to promote to young teenagers. Teens already are thinking that being fat is ok, which in turn is only damaging their health, in the short and long run. If someone smarter than Beyonce and Tyra doesn’t show them a way to a healthy eating, they will only get fatter and will develop an illness.

  27. 27
    vtj Says:

    Beautiful she is NOT!

  28. 28
    Faris Says:

    She looks stunning .. natural Beauty

  29. 29
    Blah Says:

    @ # 24! Mrs. Wintour can suck it because she’s pretentious and doesn’t put REAL people on the cover with real issues. She puts robots like Beyonce on with zero personality.

    Britney is an inspiriation.

    P.S. Britney was on the cover of vouge before………

    Britney *******!!!!!!!!

  30. 30
    Si Says:

    I hate Beyonce!!! She is ugly that is all!!! She does not have hair.Her body is very ugly and fat!!

  31. 31
    vtj Says:

    No curves on Beyonce up top….in the rear, she carries that tea wagon butt around

  32. 32
    Jess Says:

    Lol at all the jealous Britney fans. Beyonce looks gorgeous on the cover of Vogue. And for all of you complainers, this issue is a celebration of women with many different body types…*hence the “fashion for every figure” headline*. People get pissed off when Vogue has anorexic models on their cover, but get pissed when they have women like Beyonce (who has a much more relateable body to the average American female) on the cover. Get over yourselves already. If you’re mad because your favorite female artist isn’t on the April cover, thats just too bad. You’ll live. And I must say again, Beyonce looks amazing…naturally beautiful.

  33. 33
    Parkan Says:

    #19 – who even mentioned eating disorders? Clearly you have reading difficulties and/or lack a functioning brain.

  34. 34
    debra77 Says:

    I think she looks good, but I hate that dress. I bet it is one of her Mom’s creations. Ugly. but she is beautiful. Love her curves.

  35. 35
    sarahi Says:

    you people are so ignorant. See in the black community our men like us with hips and butt and small waist. I do not care what you people are talking about if you have a small waist with a flat belly you are not fat.

  36. 36
    Marie Says:

    Really? No she is not fat and their is nothing wrong with being slim or having curves. Kim Kardashian has curves and she looks good. Paris is skinny and she looks good, she doesn’t look anorexic at all. Women have different body shapes not everyone is the same dammit.

  37. 37
    Tranny bitch Says:

    Men are so lucky no one ever seems to question their weight or ask if they are curvy or too thin. Women are always under pressure, pressure, pressure coming down on them.

  38. 38
    JENN Says:

    “real woman have curve” !!!
    how HYPOCRITE !!!!!!
    I can’t belive Vogueis saying that

  39. 39
    Joan Jett Says:

    Lesbos never worry about frivolous things like weight. Straight women are tools to the fashion industry and the diet industry. Dumb twats!

  40. 40
    pop86 Says:

    The point of the magazine is that women comes in all different body shapes and size; and one particular size is perfect. Granted Vogue having an issue celebrating women’s body is highly laughable and hypocritical. I will Vogue credit for not ‘white-washing” Beyonce like alot of white magazines do.

  41. 41
    Regina Says:

    Dear Just Jared,

    Don’t be a tool.

  42. 42
    em Says:


  43. 43
    I'm so GAY! Says:

    I am an 18 year old skinny boy and I would love to have curves.

  44. 44
    Fucking insane stans Says:

    You want to see ugly look up jennifer Hudson
    I agree with 43. Beyonce looks beautiful. oh yeah and Jennifer is ugly…she is a frog face fatty. Beyonce looks good as always.


    IF you want to see ugly look at yourself on the mirror and you’ll see TRUE UGLINESS!!!!!! Jennifer Hudson is a real BEAUTY, she ‘is not overdone and overphotoshop like your FAKEONCE!!! Plus she don’t need to be half naked on stage and in her clip video Cuz’ she’s a classy LADY!! SOMETING THAT YOUR QUEEN B**** SHOULD

    JENH is not a COPY CAT and she don’t pretend writting a song when she doesn’t like your LIARONCE!!!!

    It ‘s funny how B stans,lovers and fans ALWAYS put others artists DOWN to put their QUENN B**** up!!!!!!!

    And some her ******* insane stans say on youtube’s comment that B is their GOD, their ALFA OMEGA,their goddess or their queen but there is ONLY ONE GOD!!!! and it’s NOT B!!!!


    SO ENJOY : )) xoxo

  45. 45
    Ex-gay/now straight Says:

    The fashion industry is run by gays and they want and expect all women to have bodies like prepubescent boys.

  46. 46
    jasiin Says:

    If it were no talent Disney clowns Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, you all would go ga-ga over them, wouldn’t you?

  47. 47
    Luciana Says:

    Wow, good for her. She’s the 5th Black woman to ever make a US Vogue cover. Even Tyra and Naomi never achieved that. Congrats, Bey.

  48. 48
    jaye Says:

    Real women come in all shapes and sizes. There is no ‘ideal’ woman. There is someone for everyone, so be happy.

    I will say they didn’t whiten Beyonce up in this photo, but they did take some pounds off her with the photoshopping. Apparently they don’t want too much of what they call ‘real’ women.

  49. 49
    Vanity Says:

    If someone took a picture of me for a magazine cover I would beg to be photoshopped and I look pretty good I’m told.

  50. 50
    a realist Says:

    Beautiful girl.

  51. 51
    Skinny_Btich Says:

    So tell me this: If you don’t have curves, does that not make you a real woman?

    LOL. Oh Jared, I love you so much for that comment. :-)

    Someone needs to stick up for us thin girls, too. I’m tired of people making us out to be “less of a woman” than fat chicks with giant breasts and behinds.

  52. 52
    Not impressed by JA Says:

    She is beautiful but i don’t like the quote ‘real women have curves’ !
    I don’t like the constant insult thrown at skinny/slim/lean women when the chubby or fat ones are tolerated. It’s just like nobody can be slim or skinny without being putting down or pecieved as being less of a woman or anorexic labelled abusively.
    Mind you but ‘REAL WOMEN’ come in every shape or form. -
    Dismissing one type because it doesn’t fit the it profile of the moment is pure insult. No wonder the average American teen dreams of getting breast implants as soon as she turns 18.

    Skinny women are as woman are all the rest, nothing more, nothing less. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are as real woman than Beyonce !

  53. 53
    Llalla Says:

    Beyonce is a robot.

  54. 54
    ariel Says:

    She looks good and of course curves make you a real woman. Especially when 99% of the people that just commented are overweight.

  55. 55
    Kimberly Says:

    Hmmm…this is an interesting thread. While I do not agree with the “real women have curves” comment, I wouldn’t agree with many of these comments on here either. Women come in all different shapes and sizes, it’s when they alter their figure in order to conform to societies’ “ideal body weight” that gets them into trouble. Starving oneself, over exercising and getting breast implants to conform to what the fashion industry views as beautiful is very unhealthy behavior. So is leading a sedentary lifestyle and eating processed food. Both are unacceptable. Women might want to start supporting each other instead of bagging on one another.

    And by the way, to call someone fat is a little insensitive and immature. People carry extra weight for many different reasons. Some may have a genetic predisposition or medical condition that keeps them from being what we view as thin.

    I say be fit and healthy, and not worry about what society thinks of your body. And please stop bagging on women for being thin or having curves. Accept what you have and do your best with it.

    And P.S., saying that thin women are the cream of the crop is absolutely laughable, considering that men like women off all shapes and sizes.

  56. 56
    ihavenolife Says:

    she poses the same way in almost every picture. does this pose have a slimming effect or is this her signature stance, like her mermaid gowns?

  57. 57
    Sexymami! Says:

    kim kardashian is sexy and curvy, bey looks like a fat tranny!! she looks soooooooooooo ugly and like her mom, mixed with a little rupaul!

  58. 58
    Sexymami! Says:

    kim kardashian is sexy and curvy, bey looks like a fat tranny!! she looks soooooooooooo ugly and like her mom, mixed with a little rupaul!

  59. 59
    Sexymami! Says:

    kim kardashian is sexy and curvy, bey looks like a fat tranny!! she looks soooooooooooo ugly and like her mom, mixed with a little rupaul!

  60. 60
    deano Says:

    anna wintour puts women with real style and grace on the cover of vogue beyonce is graceful mrs obam has great style britney dosent thats why anna wont put britney on the cover britney can do an elle cover to make u guys happy

  61. 61
    MickeyVonDutch Says:

    I never get why you would call someone who is good looking by objective standards “ugly”. Just say that Beyonce/Jennifer/Angelina or whomever isn’t your type. Hating is so very unbecoming and the fact that you’re anonymous here shouldn’t be considered a free pass for going off on someone you don’t even know personally.

  62. 62
    gerard Vandenberg Says:

    be sure: HONESTY IS “not done”, folks!!

  63. 63
    PSSSHT! Says:

    Everyone knows not to buy american vogue, out of all the vogues it’s the most uncalssiest one out there.
    All they do Is put a-list stars on there and call it fashion.
    when its not.

  64. 64
    wisher Says:

    I dont get why beyonce gets so much attention . Hasnt released a good song in years now . Looks ugly .

    & in this pic she literally looks bald. Blehh

  65. 65
    elco Says:

    Toooo….photoshoooooppppp!!! But beyonce still rocks!!!

  66. 66
    Luciana Says:

    Only a moron would argue that real women don’t have curves. Being attracted to women with the body type of a 14 yr old body is not normal. It is not normal for women to not posesses any feminine attributes in their body forms. Some of you are so warped in the head.

  67. 67
    NativeNYker Says:

    I would greatly appreciate her going away… She ain’t nothing but a Diana Ross wanna be!

    Rants, Thoughts & Merde

  68. 68
    elco Says:

    But BRITNEY SPEARS, still #1, she’s amazing divaaa!!!!!! Welcomeee back, brit!!! Btw for justjared’s readers pliss check my blog to see popular indonesian magazine every month!!

  69. 69
    KVB Says:

    One of the most lovely photos of Beyonce…elegantly simplistic = classic.

    Maybe JZ, Beyonce, and the powerful women who have come out during the past two weeks will be able to rescue Rhianna from demise.

  70. 70
    Michael Says:

    Wow that is a very stunning cover, and not over done. I love it.

  71. 71
    Jude Says:

    wow! you guys have sprit! you sure do!

    stop being hypocrites saying a woman with a fuller figure is prettier than skinny girls, come on, everyone diss fat people, a lot more than those that are “slim and slender” !
    “real women have curves” doesn’t mean that skinny girls are ugly!
    A skinny girl with boobs HAS curves!
    AND even if a skinny girl doesn’t have curves as a matter of fct, what’s up wih this?? She still is real and pretty

  72. 72
    kobe #24 Says:

    i am so tired of people talking down on others to make themselves feel better not once has beyonce or tyra ever said eat everything and you’ll be better off and just because b doesn’t like to let everyone know what is going on in her life like britany crazy self doesn’t make her a robot and beyonce does look very beatiful on this cover and ya’ll act like she photoshops the cover she doesn’t own the magazine in lamens term stop hatin so much on this woman if you don’t like her don’t, stop wasting your time trying to talk crap about her cause it’s quite pointless cause i doubt she cares, cause she still goes on about her buisness not caring what ya’ll have to say and still don’t get it why come on here if she fake, fat, stupid, ugly etc. WHY!!! go support the artist you like instead of talking down others just because your favorite artist is failing and not getting the publicity beyonce is getting.
    GO BEYONCE !!! f*** the haters continue to do you, you are highly blessed and don’t ever forget what the bible says”do not touch my annointed” .

  73. 73
    SAM Says:

    “real women have curves”. If Beyonce wasn’t stuffing herself into 2 pairs of Spanxs to get into dresses and other outfits the term will sound believeable. Its funny that she can only get into one type of dress. Real women exercise to keep their body and minds sharp and tight. No one should be taking Caynenne pepper detox drinks to loose weight. Vogue magazine sucks.

  74. 74
    kobe #24 Says:

    another thing why talk down on her because of stuff that her crazy stans/fans may say, is beyonce going around saying i’m the greatest thing since sliced bread no just her stans so i say just talk crap about the stans not her cause she didn’t do anything to ya’ll so why hate so hard on her its stupid, pointless, and very childish to speak on someone you don’t even know personally just tired of everyone going on preconcieved notions or hear say, me i don’t not until i hear it from her mouth saying it.

  75. 75
    Jaja Says:

    Lol at the ppl talking smack about Beyonce like she wrote the cover. Blame Vogue for the cover. Like someone said previously, Real Women accept and love what body type they were given. There are ppl that can exercise all they want but will never be a size 2 and there are some who will eat all they want and can’t gain weight. I hate when women cut other women down. You can beautiful at a size 2 or 12 as long as your happy with yourself and you’re healthy.

    Stop letting the media define what’s true beauty. Some of you all are so childish.

  76. 76
    goofy Says:

    A woman worst enemy is another woman…..we sure like to put down each other.

    There is no IDEAL shape. A REAL woman is a woman who takes good care of herself in every sense and would be able to look in the mirror and be happy at her own reflection.

  77. 77
    gin Says:

    Queen Beyonce is here to stay and I’m happy with that. She has proven that she is a true star.

  78. 78
    maxine Says:


  79. 79
    Jon Rashawn Says:

    yessss bee! You betta weeerk! You the best because Jonathan Rashawn said so…

  80. 80
    gzm Says:

    she is everywhere i got sick of her

  81. 81
    xsleekx Says:

    by saying real women have curves shes obviously just putting out a good message, if you are thin you don’t get so much stick i suppose in everyday ‘civilian’ life but if you are fat more people would take the mic. there is nothing wrong with being fat or thin just be healthy, unhealthy people are unattractive ie. too big or anorexic…., you should just be the shape your body is ment for, thats why you look your best when you are yourself, its the same with people who arnt them selves in personality, everyone likes you better when you are being yourself, people fancy you more when you are how your body is intended……

  82. 82
    Sasha Says:

    B looks amazing, as iff she cares what haters think, her fans love her and that’s all that counts! What a talent:)

    One thing, it’s pretty ironic how it says “Real women have curves”, yet in the top left hand corner it says “Nip/Tuck Desinging the pefect body” Wtf? haha!

    Love you B!

  83. 83
    september Says:

    y’all wether you like it or not..the issue is going to come out….but i think they dont mean slim women are not women i guess its targeting the people hu are trying to get skinny in harmful ways..and i think all us women are beautiful, fat , slim wataeva love yourselves no matter what body type…im not curvy nor slim…but i love it…

  84. 84
    Custom T Says:

    She’s not really the just looks off.

  85. 85
    Zion Says:

    No Beyonce is not ugly, and I think some of the comments are hateful. I will take issue with a couple of things that Vogue did that is considered hypocritical. I’m tired of talking about “real women” when curvy women of color are featured. You will never see Heidi Klum on a cover that discusses real women, and body issues. Vogue would never feature a white model on a cover where in a way the model is being “brought down” by talking about “realness” something that is a strange bedfellow for Vogue. Why can’t the black model just exist as an ideal just like the white model does? This comment is simply an opinion. Beyonce is no more over rated than many of these so called curvy white models. When Beyonce gains weight, she’s fat, but when Jessica Simpson’s feelings are hurt we have to coddle her.

  86. 86
    Zion Says:

    I will put up with Beyonce, but not Tyra Banks. Tyra unlike Beyonce has a show dedicated to telling women to lose weight. Whenever she gets an intelligent black woman on America’s Next Top Model, she never lasts.

  87. 87
    afjp. Says:

    Beyonce is a very beautiful woman. Although i disagree with the saying “real women have curves”. Real women are happy with the body they have. Nobody can say that skinny people are fakes or that heavier people are less attractive.

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    Nicole Marie Says:

    Go Bey-Bey!!!
    She has belonged on that cover for a loooong time!
    Let the haters hate. REAL women don’t need to put each other down about what is and isn’t healthy on the internet.
    Share some love for Queen B! or at least for each other!

    I can’t wait for her to bring her tour to the US!
    A friend told me to check out They are selling some killer VIP tickets and packages with meet and greets, onstage tickets and a lot of other stuff.
    You can’t buy them yet for North America, but I signed up for the mailing list and will definitely buy a package ASAP.
    If you definitely want to see beyonce/sasha kill it on stage… keep your eyes on the site for awesome tix!

  89. 89
    JP Says:

    wow, people are really judgemental… and technically, real women do have curves, noone is curve-less… since you wanna analyze the headline that closely

  90. 90
    Kay Says:

    Beyonce is telling women that they should be confident within their ownselves instead following the ideal version of “model thin” is best that has been an on-going idea. Beyonce is a natural Beautiful woman.

  91. 91
    Toni Says:

    People, people. Everyone comes in different shapes and sizes. Can’t you appreciate that?

    A little science. Beyonce is an endomorph. Demi Moore an mesomorph. Kate Moss an ectomorph.

    Surely, none of you are saying that only one body type is feminine or acceptable? They are all beautiful and we should celebrate all body types. All this criticism and tunnel vision is what forces healthy meso- and endomorphic women to kill themselves to look like an ectomorph. Show some love.

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