People Magazine Renames ‘Most Beautiful’ Issue, Puts Pink on Cover

“The issue is not a beauty contest,” writes People editor Jess Cagle

After People Magazine announced on Tuesday that it would be renaming its “Most Beautiful” issue, the magazine put Pink on the cover of the now-titled “The Beautiful Issue.”

“The Beautiful Issue” features “41 pages of gorgeous, inspiring stars.” The cover shows Pink and her two kids, Jameson Moon and Willow Sage.

“Over the years the name of the issue has evolved (’50 Most Beautiful,’ ‘Most Beautiful Woman,’ etc.), but the words ‘Most Beautiful’ have always been part of the title,” wrote Jess Cagle in an editor’s note. “This year we’re renaming it ‘The Beautiful Issue’ — to make clear that the issue is not a beauty contest. Nothing else has changed. As always it will feature beautiful women (and a few men) of all shapes, sizes and colors, and it will celebrate the most beautiful qualities of all: strength, humanity and artistry.”

At the time of the publication of the editor’s note, Cagle teased the cover as a woman “who checks all those boxes. She’s a performer, mother and role model whose honesty, humor, confidence and sheer star power make her one of the most beloved and fascinating entertainers on the plane.”

Pink joins previous cover stars like Michelle Pfeiffer, Lupita Nyong’o and Julia Roberts.

The new issue will hit newsstands on Friday.