Model Munroe Bergdorf showed off her casual sense of glamor as the star of the cover of Cosmopolitan UK magazine for the 50th anniversary.
The transgender activist (34) is in a special annual edition of the publication, on sale from January 21, September in a red dress that encircles the figure.
She also posed for a series of other notable photographs taken by esteemed London photographer Jordan Rossi as she engaged in discussions over the past five decades with three writers.
Cosmopolitan has garnered praise on Instagram for choosing Munroe, who won the Influencer Awards “Changemaker of the Year” in 2018 as the cover star of one of their most significant editions to date.
Munroe (pictured), who won ‘Changemaker of the Year’ at the brand’s Influencer Awards 2018, impresses in a series of outfits with calls in pictures by Jordan Rossi.
Munroe (pictured) talks to three writers about race, gender and “femininity” over the past 50 years, revealing hopes that the future will be more open.
New Era: Munroe Bergdorf, 34, (pictured) shows off her casual sense of charm when she is revealed as the cover star of Cosmopolitan UK magazine.
In one image, the model is dressed in pink from head to toe, while in another image, Munroe hugs her inner rock star in black leather and heels.
The 50th anniversary cover also pays homage to the very first issue of Cosmopolitan UK in March 1972, in which author Jilly Cooper also looked chic in crimson red.
“Whether it’s looking for a fulfilling career that is fairly paid, developing happy and healthy relationships, or fighting for equality and respect, the issues that Cosmopolitan has long advocated are now as important as they were in 1972.
“Regardless of their sexuality, gender identity or background, Cosmopolitan will continue to empower our audiences to demand more from the world around them, to question the status quo and to defend a diverse and inclusive world without prejudice. It’s in our name, after all. “
Interviews with Munroe Bergdorf include writer, stylist and consultant Aja Barber, who deals with intersectional sustainability in fashion, Vic Parsons, a gender and identity reporter for PinkNews, and River Gallo, a filmmaker, actor, model and intersex rights activist.
When River asked about her vision for the future, Munroe, who is a transgender, said society must think of ways to listen to their bias and “build a system where we can all win.”
The 50th anniversary issue of Cosmopolitan UK pays tribute to their very first cover, which shows Jilly Cooper (pictured) in a red dress against a matching background.
The model continues and says, “I believe in people. I believe that many of the problems we are facing today are promoted by 1 percent, and that 1 percent is not indicative for everyone.
“I believe people want trans-inclusion, racial equality, to end misogyny, to make women and girls feel safe and to go home at night. I don’t think we’ve ever been as enlightened as people are now, even though there’s a lot of misinformation around.
“I feel like the spark is on fire.” Fewer people passively accept what has been presented to them, and that is an incredible thing. It shows that it has only existed for so long that people can stick to a world that no longer exists before they adopt a new one. “
“I don’t want to be a symbol, first and last – there must be a plan that incorporates this integration in the long run.
“There are now so many young trans people who they can look up to and see. [They can] Think: ‘I may not want to be a Hollywood actress or activist, but it’s an opportunity for me and I can dream of so much. I can do what I want because they achieved what they wanted to achieve.
‘I hope there’s a young trans girl somewhere who looks at this envelope and thinks,’ I can do it too, and who I am won’t be holding me back.
“There is no way to be a trans.” As I began my transition, I felt pressured to assimilate what society considered a woman. I wish someone just told me, no matter how I dress, how I look, whether I’m made up or not, I’m still a woman. In every single iteration of my being. “
Munroe (pictured) said she hoped the envelope would inspire more trans people to pursue their dreams, while admitting that she once felt pressure to assimilate what society considered a woman.
Muroe (pictured) said social media provided a voice on the margins of society and raised awareness of how society works
Munroe (pictured) said trans-rights talks must take place in person and mainstream
Munroe revealed that her own life experiences had taught her a lot, while admitting that she felt frustrated that she was sometimes the only trans person in the room.
Munroe explained her belief that social media is beneficial in giving people on the margins of society a voice and making us more aware of how society works, but warned that we are not yet fully aware of the long-term effects of these platforms on our psyche. . health.
She called for trans-rights talks in the real world and in the mainstream.
“To achieve this, we need a platform of trans votes – we cannot be constantly exposed to this nonsense of non-trans people who offer their views on a community of which they are not part. Trans rights do not have a negative impact on cisgender people. Trans equality is the equality of all.
Many Instagram users have dispelled that Munroe Bergdorf is their favorite Cosmopolitan UK cover
“It’s access to health care, it’s equal education in schools. There is an idea that we as trans people make trans people, and it is the same crap that has been sold to the gay, lesbian and bi community.
“The fact is that when someone is trans, they are trans. So by teaching you the exact picture of the world, you are preparing people for their own reality. ”
Cosmopolitan UK was praised for choosing a completely open model as the winner of its February issue, with one person saying, “This is simply the best thing! I’m so glad to see it! “
Another said, ‘Once you change the game, you will ALWAYS change the game! Congratulations, absolute queen
“Beyond excited for you, the most incredible package,” said the third.
The fourth wrote: ‘OMG! My favorite envelope from you! ‘