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Mindy Kaling Defends ‘Elle’ Cover: ‘It Made Me Feel Glamorous & Cool’

Tue, January 7, 2014 2:42pm EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis 2 Comments
Mindy Kaling Elle Cover
Courtesy of Elle

Although many seem to think her glamorous, closeup shot is controversial, the actress herself couldn’t be happier with the way the shoot came out!

Leave it to Mindy Kaling to bring some humor to any situation. The 34-year-old actress, who was chosen as one of the four cover girls of ELLE‘s annual ‘Women In TV’ issue, looks gorgeous in a black and white shot — however, the internet seemed to explode when the cover was released, all because Mindy was the only star who wasn’t featured in a full body shot. While some may think it had to do with Mindy’s size, the star herself couldn’t be happier with the cover — and she had a funny suggestion for those who want to get a better look at her bod!

Mindy Kaling ‘Elle’ Cover — Star Responds To Controversial February 2014 Issue:

Mindy tweeted out her response to all the speculation on Jan. 7, putting any idea that the star herself was unhappy with the result of the shoot to rest. Many raised the question that Mindy’s shot was more closeup because she isn’t as thin as the other cover girls, (which included Allison Williams, Amy Poehler, and Zooey Deschanel), but in all reality the actress might have even had a say and chose the stunning shot for the cover!

Controversial Magazine Covers:

This isn’t the first time an actress has fought back over an Elle cover. In fact, just mere months ago Melissa McCarthy admitted she herself actually chose the coat that seemed to stir up so much drama on the cover of the magazine’s November 2013 issue.

We think it’s amazing that Mindy weighed in on the cover — and we love it just as much as she does! After all, sometimes a magazine cover is just a magazine cover. Do you agree? Do you think people are reading too much into the issue? VOTE.

Katrina Mitzeliotis

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