The Ideal of Beauty Is Changing in 2020, and the Recent Glamour Covers Only Prove That

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The February issue of Glamour magazine was released with 11 covers. Women who previously couldn’t even dream of getting on the front cover of a fashion magazine a couple of years ago, became the new faces of Glamour. And their courage, unique features, and unorthodox beauty are trending now.

We at Bright Side always pay attention to trends in the fashion industry, so we noticed these fresh faces right away.

Sophia Hadjipanteli

This woman decided to not get rid of her unibrow and won the hearts of many designers. People used to laugh at Sophia, but now she takes part in London Fashion Week, runs a successful Instagram account, and is going to become a fashion icon.

Harnaam Kaur

British activist Harnaam Kaur suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome. Because of this disease, she has a beard. But Harnaam isn’t going to hide it or be ashamed of her features. On the contrary, she shows all women in the world that you can be beautiful and successful even with such an unusual feature.

Munroe Bergdorf

Munroe is a transgender model, an activist, and a DJ. She’s taken part in a L’Oréal advertisement campaign and participated in photoshoots for Dazed and Vanity Fair magazines.

Chidera Eggerue

Chidera became famous after she asked women who have a breast shape that is different from the one that is mostly promoted on social media to share their photos on the internet. Chidera was tired of imposed beauty standards and decided to make a statement.

Stephanie Yeboah

Stephanie Yeboah is a 30-year-old plus-size model who is going to publish a book about her perception of beauty. This woman loves to dress up and share her extravagant looks on Instagram.

Jeyza Gary

Jeyza Gary was born with lamellar ichthyosis, a disease that makes her skin completely renew every 2 weeks. It didn’t break her and she became the first model with this condition. In 2020, Jeyza has appeared on Glamour and Vogue covers.

Kate Piper

Kate Piper went through many trials after suffering from ex-boyfriend’s actions. She was in a coma and when she woke up, she decided to share her story with the world. Now she’s an activist that fights against brutality and isn’t ashamed to show her body.

Amber Jean Rowan

Amber was 15 years old when she was diagnosed with alopecia. By the age of 16, she had lost all her hair and had started to wear a wig. But later she realized that she was ready to accept her appearance.

Michelle Elman

Michelle Elman is the author of the blog “Scarred Not Scared” where she shares how she managed to overcome a brain tumor and a serious bowel disease by the age of 20. Michele supports people who have found themselves in a difficult situation and inspires them to fight.

Nabela Noor

Nabela isn’t afraid to show her stretch marks or her curves and teach her 1.3 million Instagram subscribers to love themselves and create their own beauty standards.

Hani Sidow

Hani Sidow is a model who always wears a hijab. She has been sharing her looks on Instagram for more than 5 years now and shows by her own example that nothing should interfere with your way of self-expression.

What models inspire you the most? Share their photos in the comments.

Preview photo credit sophiahadjipanteli / instagram


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I'm so glad to see all these WOMEN being part of something so important


This is so cool! I'm happy that big magazines like Glamour are doing these kind of things


Yes! It was about time they do it! We all deserve a chance to show our talent and peculiarities


I like how they talk about "having different beauty" while half of them wear a standard HUGE layer of makeup and have lip injection..


well but if you keep showing everyone how "unusual" you are and how you can't follow the standards, then why would you still try to follow some of them? I think something like lip injections a\\is the way to enhance your beauty to look "like everyone".. I don't understand it then ?


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