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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?

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  • Skinny_Btich

    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.

  • Not impressed by JA

    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 !

  • Llalla

    Beyonce is a robot.

  • ariel

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

  • Kimberly

    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.

  • ihavenolife

    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?

  • Sexymami!

    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!

  • Sexymami!

    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!

  • Sexymami!

    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!

  • deano

    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

  • MickeyVonDutch

    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.

  • gerard Vandenberg

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


    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.

  • wisher

    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

  • elco

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

  • Luciana

    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.

  • NativeNYker

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

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  • elco

    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!!

  • KVB

    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.

  • Michael

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

  • Jude

    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

  • kobe #24

    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” .

  • SAM

    “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.

  • kobe #24

    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.

  • Jaja

    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.

  • goofy

    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.

  • gin

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

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  • Jon Rashawn

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

  • gzm

    she is everywhere i got sick of her

  • xsleekx

    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……

  • Sasha

    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!

  • september

    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…

  • Custom T

    She’s not really the just looks off.

  • Zion

    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.

  • Zion

    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.

  • afjp.

    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.

  • Nicole Marie

    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!

  • JP

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

  • http://google Kay

    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.

  • Toni

    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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