Sometimes, glamour shots just don’t cut it anymore as the trend seems to be increasingly about pushing the envelope. Zanilia Zhao (Princess Agents) attempts an unconventional look and goes ‘bare-faced’ as she lands on the cover of Marie Claire for the month of June. It’s a first for the actress who finally breaks into one of the five major magazines in China that also include Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan.
Angelababy (General and I) also graces the cover of another big five as she transforms into X-23 for Harper’s Bazaar. I had to rely on wikipedia since I don’t know comics beyond the superhero movie franchises but X23 is the cloned daughter of Wolverine, which explains the sharp deadly claws and the bloodied look. I wonder why the cosplay though. Is this a premonition for yet another Chinese actress joining the X-Men?
Update: I just saw Logan and it turned out to be vulnerable, emotionally powerful yet positively badass. I needed to let it out of my system coz I’m still crying. Needless to say, I know who X23 is now.