13.11.13 Magazines

Kerry Washington for Lucky December 2013


Kerry Washington snags her seventh cover of the year following her Ebony (March 2013), Elle (June 2013), Vanity Fair (August 2013), Glamour (October 2013), Flare (October 2013) and Essence (November 2013) covers, now appearing on the cover of the December/January issue of Lucky magazine.

Shot by Patrick Demarchelier, the ‘Scandal’ actress looks radiant and incredibly happy wearing a Christian Dior Resort 2014 frock.

While much ado has been made about the cover and the excessive photoshopping of the beloved star, Kerry herself appears to have no issues with it, proudly making it her avatar for her twitter account.
In the mag she talks about the dangers of the media, living low-key and working in Hollywood.

Here are some extracts from the mag, which hits newsstands November 19.

On the dangers of the media: “Even for me, I think it’s a real danger to compare yourself to someone on a television show. I know that I am not going to look like [‘Scandal’ character] Olivia when I wake up and go to the bathroom at 4 o’clock in the morning. On the set, it’s somebody’s job to follow me around all day with spackle.”

On living low-key: “I can run into Madewell and J.Crew and be good for a few months. I’m not a formal person. I have a lot of jeans. And I have tons of sneakers, whether they’re the custom Nikes that you can make online or the Isabel Marant wedges. That’s the Bronx in me, for sure.”

On working in Hollywood: “It’s a miracle to even work in this industry. I didn’t become an actress to be on the cover of magazines. That was always a little scary to me. What I love about acting is the craft of becoming different people and telling a story.”

On keeping it real: “People always come up to me and say, ‘Oh, I want Olivia’s closet,’ and I’m like, ‘Me too!’ Even for me, I think it’s a real danger to compare yourself to someone on a television show.”

Credit: Lucky

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28 Responses to Kerry Washington for Lucky December 2013

  1. Noemi November 15, 2013 at 10:33 #

    One of the ugliest covers ever, that doesn’t even look like Kerry Washington.

  2. Jess2 November 14, 2013 at 14:02 #

    So bad, they aged her 10 years at least!

  3. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) November 13, 2013 at 20:38 #

    Shockingly bad.

  4. Alina November 13, 2013 at 19:07 #

    I love her, but this cover isn’t great…

  5. liz November 13, 2013 at 17:35 #

    She looks like she’s about to lunge at someone’s throat. Scary pic. And someone went nuts with that highlighter. Jeez.

  6. Ahot November 13, 2013 at 17:20 #

    Well, what´s a girl to do? Even if she was screaming & let the ghetto in ghetto in her for a hot minute, she still got to keep it classy & professional!
    After all she had to wait nine(!) years to get on the front page, & Lucky Mag just gave her more publicity with this very unfortunate cover. Every self-respecting female is on board with Kerry right now. #Win!

  7. Prudence November 13, 2013 at 16:05 #

    ohhh lord the horrors of Photoshop!!! look what they did to kerry!!!

  8. kevinappears November 13, 2013 at 15:15 #

    Did they just randomly select a girl to fake her? I can’t stop laughing!

  9. Saree November 13, 2013 at 14:43 #


    I wish more celebrities and the like would call out on these magazines that do this sorta garbage. Then again, it’s all self-interest. It’s such a shame they allow them to emit a false representation of beauty to its audience – then again in this case, it’s taken the very beauty of Kerry away from her. Boo!

    • Saree November 13, 2013 at 14:50 #

      Ugh I just read the headlines of the cover too – “Perfect, glowy skin”

      I think any woman of colour would be ashamed of what Lucky have done to Kerry on this cover. They’ve definitely ‘whitened’ her up. That is the danger of the media!

      • Kathy November 14, 2013 at 01:34 #

        I’m not so sure they meant to lighten her skintone. It could just be bad lighting…the light source seems to be coming from below her, which is pretty awkward but just a mistake.

        • Saree November 14, 2013 at 02:47 #

          I’m not having a go at you, but how could they have not ‘meant to lighten her skintone’ when that is not the real colour of her skin? Of course they meant to do it. The debate would be whether there was a racial motive to doing it – but they damn as well knew that they were whitening her face.

          You only need to see the real before/after shots of these magazine shoots to see just how little make-up and lighting actually matters in the final product cause they’re so heavily airbrushed. This difference between this and others, is that for say a white woman they airbrush it to remove pores – which is a dangerous image to display in itself – but here, they’ve given her perfect skin whilst also changing its colour, there is a difference and it’s upsetting.

  10. Christine November 13, 2013 at 14:35 #

    Terrible Photoshop on her face. Just terrible!

  11. Ash November 13, 2013 at 14:01 #

    I didn’t see the title at first,just saw the pic and I spent a minute try to recognize who she is… this is a horrible cover.

  12. dee November 13, 2013 at 13:45 #

    This cover is horrid. Kerry is an attractive woman and that made her look awful.

    • admmgz November 13, 2013 at 22:48 #


  13. e November 13, 2013 at 13:04 #

    Way too much photoshop ! I did not recognize her at first, I thought it was Kelly Rowland.

  14. Luqe Mann November 13, 2013 at 13:01 #

    The hair looks like it will shatter to million pieces at the slightest touch.

    • Luqe Mann November 13, 2013 at 13:03 #

      Looking again at it,I think “crumble” would be a more suitable word. It looks so… crisp-y.

      • Ahot November 13, 2013 at 17:22 #

        lol lol!

  15. the ogre November 13, 2013 at 12:50 #

    Her face looks completely different here. This is devastating. At least in the others it’s her own. The Flare magazine one is my favourite.

  16. Mar November 13, 2013 at 12:42 #

    Looks radiant? This is a major photoshop disaster! Poor Kerry. She’s stunning but looks awful on the cover. Eva Chen needs to stop being so cute on Instagram and start getting to work. Ugh.

    • I'm a Gladiator! November 13, 2013 at 14:22 #

      Totally agree! This is terrible, and I LOVE Kerry Washington!

  17. Yeliz November 13, 2013 at 12:25 #

    WAY too much photoshop on her face.

  18. Charlotte November 13, 2013 at 12:21 #

    It’s one of the worst cover I have ever seen !
    I don’t get what they’re doing this.

  19. Juliana November 13, 2013 at 12:14 #

    What have they done with her face?

    • Pam November 13, 2013 at 14:12 #

      It doesn’t even look like her. Lucky magazine usually does horrid covers, but this is just awful. Wonder what the rejected photos looked like?

    • Dani November 14, 2013 at 00:28 #

      I know! I thought it was Naomi Campbell! They’ve aged Kerry Washington so bad.

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