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Jonathan Van Ness Becomes First Non-Female Cosmopolitan UK Cover Star In 35 Years

'Queer Eye's' Jonathan Van Ness makes history: he's the first non-female star to appear on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK in 35 years
December 3, 2019 - 14:28 / Laura Pérez

Jonathan Van Ness opened up about living with HIV a couple months ago, and now he has just made history by covering Cosmopolitan UK! The cover’s debut comes on the heels of World AIDS Day. Read the full story here...

Jonathan Van Ness aka the grooming guru on Queer Eye just made history by covering Cosmopolitan UK's January 2020 issue! The television personality and professional hairdresser looked stunning in a Christian Siriano dress and became the first non-female cover star of the magazine in 35 years! 

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Jonathan Van Ness thanks Cosmopolitan UK for supporting the LGBTQ+ community

The last solo non-female star featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK was English singer Boy George, who appeared on the December 1984 cover. The British boy band One Direction appeared on the cover as a group in 2012. "Thanks for having me @CosmopolitanUK showing more variations of beauty for young LGBTQ+ people YAS QUEEN," tweeted Jonathan Van Ness.

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Jonathan Van Ness at The Clean Academy launch event in West Hollywood, California, 2019

Cosmopolitan UK is also making history

Claire Hodgson, Cosmopolitan UK's editor in chief, described Jonathan Van Ness as "warm, funny, opinionated, kind and brave." She also said that the magazine is always open to trying new things and wants to represent their beautiful and diverse readership!