After half a century, Cosmopolitan UK step into a more inclusive future.
Today, Cosmopolitan UK announced that model and activist Munroe Bergdorf was their latest cover star. Bergdorf, who once appeared on the cover of British vogue, would cover the publication’s 50th anniversary issue in a beautiful red dress. The image, which shows Bergdorf smiling with his hand on his hip, is historic.
“Can’t believe I’m writing this…” she wrote on Instagram. “Beyond the enthusiasm to share that I am Cosmopolitan UKthe covergirl for their 50th anniversary issue! I am also the first transgender woman to appear on the cover of this 50 year publication.”
Bergdorf’s inclusion came after a series of other firsts for Cosmopolitan UK. In January 2020, Jonathan Van Ness covered the post and made history as the first non-female person to face the Shining, as well as the first known non-binary person. Then RuPaul followed them, covering the publication in January 2021. Internationally, Laverne Cox covered Cosmopolitan South AfricaFebruary 2018 issue.
Cosmopolitan UK teased that he would drop full coverage tomorrow.
“I hope there’s a young trans girl looking at this cover thinking ‘I can do this too and who I am isn’t going to hold me back,'” Bergdorf said in an Instagram post.
RELATED | 5 times Munroe Bergdorf shook the world