Michelle Obama's best (and worst) magazine covers so far

New York magazine, March 2009. Grade: C-
Um. What's wrong with this photo? With all the shadows and smooth surfaces and way too much blush I can't tell.
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 4:23 PM EDT
The March 23rd issue of New York magazine (out today) reveals a massively Photoshopped image of Michelle Obama's head, while the tagline reads, "The Power of Michelle Obama." The March 16th issue of The New Yorker (which is the mag's biannual style special), features a bright, sleek cover illustration of Michelle Obama in three fashiony runway outfits. Both are just the latest in a slew of recent MO covers-since the election, O, People, Vogue, Newsweek, Us Weekly and Essence have all cashed in on our new first lady's popularity-and they're part of a growing and massive collection of American magazines featuring Mrs. Obama in the last year. We decided to rate the 15 most glamorous, curious, quirky, and downright distasteful of the bunch.



What's your favorite? Tell us in the comments!