As the release of his first full-length feature film, “Never Say Never,” draws closer, the Justin Bieber takeover is shifting into high gear with yet another high-profile magazine shoot. This time around, however, there’s no grin or slight smirk as the teen sensation gives a fixed stare on the cover of Love magazine’s “androgyny issue.”
Shot by famed photographer Terry Richardson, the Biebster takes a note from Tyra Banks as he smiles with his big brown eyes on the head-shot cover with a subtitle that reads “The Beautiful One.” According to Fashionologie.com, the 16-year-old singer was shot by the famed photographer during a 90-minute break between gigs in Philadelphia. The biannual fashion mag, which also features an alternate cover with Kate Moss kissing transsexual model Lea T, is expected to hit stands on February 7.
While the accompanying interview has yet to surface, a tweet from the magazine reveals that journalist Paul Flynn spoke to the star about his legion of female fans: ” ’The girls have always been screaming for me.’ @justinbieber, LOVE Magazine Issue 5, out 7th Feb 2011.”
In addition to Love, Bieber also appears on the cover of the February issue of Vanity Fair. In the cover story, the pop superstar opens up about the trials of teenage fame. “It’s hard to really balance myself. A regular kid, if he catches the flu, he just gets to go home,” Bieber said . “But I can’t do that … Everything is important. But, you know, my sanity is important, too. Even if I’m angry, I’ll just put a smile on my face and fake it. I don’t often fake it — what’s me is me … I know I have to give up a lot of myself, or a lot of a private life.”
What do you think of Bieber’s Love magazine cover?