GQ via chic management
Here is the March cover of GQ Australia. Interestingly, it represents the second time in almost as many months that the Sydney-based Chic Management agency has managed to wangle a multi-girl Oz cover with its models. Here Sarah Stephens joins Elyse Taylor and Pania Rose for the topless cover of GQ’s special “Love Sex Madness” edition which focusses on “Australia’s hottest supermodels”, as snapped by expat Australian Daniela Federici. In November, the cover of Madison magazine featured Rose, Taylor and Stephens, together with Chic stablemates Abbey Lee Kershaw, Catherine McNeil, Alyssa Sutherland and Miranda Kerr (with Nicole Trunfio, Skye Stracke and Jessica Gomes - who are repped by other agencies - pictured with Stephens and Kershaw on the rollout cover). While the latter was a charity initiative, this GQ cover was not. Curiously, neither Kerr nor McNeil were available for it.
This is by no means the only topless magazine cover featuring fashion models that is circulating at the moment.
Others are in fact not as discreet as GQ - one case in point, the full-frontal topless shot of Brit Eliza Cummings on the cover of the March edition of Britain’s Dazed & Confused.
But GQ’s "Hottest supermodels" headline is a little confusing.
Kerr's Victoria’s Secret contract helped propel her to the 10th position of Forbes 2008 Top-Earning Models list.
Catherine McNeil’s earnings would also vastly exceed those of GQ’s cover trio.
Myf Shepherd is a bigger name than both Rose and Taylor but presumably she fell short in GQ’s bombshell evaluation – or else she wasn’t interested. Given some of the accompanying copy, we can’t say we blame her.
Tagged with the “Love” part of GQ's "Love Sex Madness" section headline, Pania Rose tells GQ via a blowup quote:
“I know love. I’m a good partner. I like to give a lot to my man”
GQ via chic management
Lumped with the “Sex” tag – which in a headline looks very much like it reads “SEX SARAH” - Stephens is photographed on her hands and knees, performing a sex kitten crawl along a beach.
Stephens looks like she is ready for action - and courtesy of a pullout quote in large font, GQ draws our attention to precisely what type of action that might be:
“I’m a goofy, band-geek Catholic schoolgirl who’s never even had a boyfriend”
We all know that sex sells. Also that sexy is where the big modelling money lies. And more's the pity.
But seriously, is it not possible to have a little dignity with that?