Lena Dunham is just about as divisive a celebrity as they come. As seemingly harmless as she is, there’s still a faction of people, young and old, who cannot stand her. Seriously, with the way some armchair critics react to Dunham, you would think she straight-up murdered someone’s grandma’s puppy. But one thing that’s inarguable, even amongst the haterz, is that since “Girls” first premiered in early 2012, Lena Dunham has been eeeeeeverywhere: she’s won Golden Globes, she’s opened the Emmys, she’s coordinated nail art with Zooey Deschanel, she’s scored a $3.7 million book deal, she’s milked a cow in a NYC street (and we still don’t know why). Throughout all this, Dunham has by and large been pigeonholed as the “average girl,” the “relatable girl,” even (and still!!) as the “fat girl.” We wonder, how would a rumored Vogue cover affect that?
According to internal sources at the magazine, Anna Wintour has set her eagle-eyed sights on Dunham as the next Vogue cover girl … it hasn’t been easy. “[Wintour is] willing to violate a lot of Vogue traditions to do it, including putting her on the cover even though she doesn’t really conform to the body type that Vogue has featured for most of its history,” the source told Radar Online. Because I don’t know if you know this, but Lena Dunham has, like, a REAL HUMAN BODY. Like, it’s AVERAGE. Have we talked about this before? (And hey, didn’t she look amazing in that red leather trench at Paris Fashion Week?) [The Cut]