The last few months have seen a bunch of YouTubers appear on magazine covers and what might seem like a small step for YouTube, is actually a big step for fandom-kind (or something like that). But our favourite web stars appearing in traditional media is nothing new, some of the biggest magazines in the world have been sitting up and taking notice of the power of YouTubers and social media stars.
If you want to see your favourites in a whole new light, keep reading as we list some of the best YouTuber magazine covers of all time.
Zoella for Dolly magazine
It’s no surprise that Zoella features several times on this list but this cover for Austrailian teen magazine Dolly is one of our favourites. Published in the Summer of 2015, this was Zoe’s second time on the cover of Dolly.
Tanya Burr for DARE Magazine
Tan’s Glamour magazine wasn’t her first cover, as many believe. Tanya appeared on the cover of Superdrug’s DARE magazine to promote her beauty range.
Bethany Mota for Seventeen
Bethany Mota is another one who appears several times. In October 2014, Bethany graced the cover of America’s Seventeen magazine which produced a YouTuber special and also featured Ingrid Nilsen, Zoella, Shane Dawson and Michelle Phan. We love.
PewDiePie for Variety
Pewds put down the controller and turned off his laptop to shoot the cover for entertainment mag Variety. In the inside interview he discussed the power of YouTube, having billions of views and what it really means to vlog for a living.
Joey Graceffa for Gay Times
As part of their new look, Gay Times enlisted the help of Joey Graceffa for this sultry and sexy cover. Joey speaks about what it means for him to be a cover star and the inside interview in this vlog.
Jenna Marbles and Shane Dawson for Variety
It seems Variety are a fan of YouTubers with Shane Dawson and Jenna Marbles teaming up to appear on another of their covers. Can we just take a minute to appreciate Jenna’s facial expression?
Tyler Oakley and Zoella for Seventeen
Another pair who got together are Tyler and Zoella. Seventeen, not shy about featuring web stars, put two of the biggest YouTubers on their cover and no doubt saw sales shoot up. But what do you make of this cover? We’re not too sure about how they’ve styled Zoe, sadly.
Tanya Burr for Glamour UK
One of the biggest YouTube stories of 2015, Tan’s fans went crazy when she revealed she’d be on the cover of the UK’s best selling women’s magazine. In the editor’s letter, it was revealed Tanya emailed the magazine herself and asked to be placed on the cover!
Joe Sugg, Dan & Phil, Alfie Deyes, Zoella, Lucy & Lydia and Miranda Sings for Shout
Basically Brit teen magazine whacked a load of your faves on the cover and this is what happened. Side note: we love the addition of Perrie from Little Mix and her speech bubble!
Bethany Mota for Fast Company
Fast Company is a magazine exploring technology, media and the Internet. To open a discussion around the influence of YouTube, the magazine choose Bethany Mota for their cover- and doesn’t she look amazing?!
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