Jonathan Van Ness becomes first non-female cover star of Cosmopolitan U.K.

Jonathan Van Ness has become the first non-female cover star of Cosmopolitan U.K. magazine in 35 years.The Queer Eye grooming expert features on the cover of the magazine’s January issue, wearing a peachy-orange ruffled Christian Siriano dress with a p…

Jonathan Van Ness has become the first non-female cover star of Cosmopolitan U.K. magazine in 35 years.

The Queer Eye grooming expert features on the cover of the magazine’s January issue, wearing a peachy-orange ruffled Christian Siriano dress with a pair of black and white Nike sneakers.

“My body is ready,” Van Ness wrote alongside the cover shot on Instagram. “1st non Female cover star of @cosmopolitanuk in 35 YEARS.”

In the comments, Siriano gushed, “Divine in every single way,” with multiple heart emojis. Model Lily Aldridge also commented, “Majornesssssss,” Game of Thrones star Lena Headey posted, “Be still my heart,” and actress Sophia Bush wrote, “AHHHHHHH! Congrats!”

Meanwhile, the official Instagram account of Cosmopolitan U.K. also posted Van Ness’ January issue cover image, and wrote in the caption, “Yep, we did it. @JVN is our January cover star. You’re totally welcome.”

The 32-year-old, who came out as non-binary earlier this year, discussed the reaction he received after recently revealing he has been living with HIV for the last seven years in the cover interview.

“This is only the beginning. I’m quickly realising that there is still so much misunderstanding, so much sensationalising of living with HIV. The stigma and the difficulty around the process of getting treatment is creating that. My work has only really just begun,” he shared.

Van Ness also opened up about his attitude to self-care and revealed he forces himself to say no to things in an effort to stop himself from burning out.

“I was a full-time hairdresser and small-business owner, like, 19 months ago. But I hate saying no. I love my friends. I get FOMO (fear of missing out). But I have to prioritise self-care. Because if I don’t then my candle will burn out,” he added.

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Jonathan Van Ness named as brand ambassador for Biossance

Jonathan Van Ness has been named as a brand ambassador for skincare brand Biossance.The professional hairstylist and TV personality first rose to fame for this web series parody Gay of Thrones and has since garnered international recognition as the gro…

Jonathan Van Ness has been named as a brand ambassador for skincare brand Biossance.

The professional hairstylist and TV personality first rose to fame for this web series parody Gay of Thrones and has since garnered international recognition as the grooming expert on the Netflix series Queer Eye.

Now, Jonathan is to put his knowledge to work as the first celebrity face of Biossance, a leading clean beauty label.

“I love incorporating skincare that helps me feel and look my best, while also coming from ethical and sustainably sourced places,” the star said in a statement. “Since the start of my career in the beauty industry, I have been inspired by companies that blend nature and science to create skincare that helps improve the health of skin and people’s knowledge of what the ingredients really do. I’m so excited to partner with Biossance because of their commitment to clean beauty and to continue educating consumers on their skin. I can’t wait to learn and grow with Biossance.”

In addition to serving as a brand ambassador, Jonathan will play a large role in an education initiative set to launch later in the year and also be a part of promoting the company’s products, including those made with 100 per cent plant-derived squalane, sourced from sugarcane – a weightless, non-comedogenic oil that replenishes and locks in essential moisture for the skin.

Regarding the partnership, president of Biossance, Catherine Gore, described the 32-year-old as the “obvious choice”.

“He is personable, has an approachable style to beauty expertise, and has a true passion for sustainability,” she gushed. “As a clean beauty brand that believes efficacy and results come first, we are thrilled to welcome Jonathan to the Biossance family. His desire to expand the world’s clean beauty knowledge with us makes him a seamless fit with the brand’s vision.”

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Lizzo turns heads in woodgrain-inspired outfit at 2019 BET Awards

Lizzo made a sartorial statement in a woodgrain-inspired number at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday night.The Juice hitmaker posed up a storm as she made her entrance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with her quirky outfit from House of Holland tu…

Lizzo made a sartorial statement in a woodgrain-inspired number at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday night.

The Juice hitmaker posed up a storm as she made her entrance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with her quirky outfit from House of Holland turning heads.

Lizzo, who also performed her hit song Truth Hurts during the ceremony, accessorised her look with matching hat and handpainted shoes, as well as a custom manicure by Eri Ishizu.

Taking to Instagram, the 31-year-old posted several snaps of her ensemble, and added the captions, “No I’m not a branch at all look baby I’m the whole damn tree! CUSTOM WOODGRAIN LEWK FOR THE @BETAWARDS,” and “Ooop! Did I give you a woody?”

A number of Lizzo’s celebrity pals were quick to praise her outfit, with actress Anna Faris writing, “Yeah!!” and Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness commenting, “Slay us to death queen dayum (sic),” alongside a string of heart eye emojis.

Other stars to pull out all of the stops for the 2019 BET Awards included Rihanna, who sported a full black leather outfit when presenting Mary J. Blige with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ciara, who wore a tangerine Jean Paul Gaultier dress with dramatic sleeves. The Goodies star completed her look with Stuart Weitzman shoes and jewellery from Anita Ko.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta personality Eva Marcille showed off her growing baby bump in a flowing pink gown from Michael Costello, Karrueche Tran wowed in a bright yellow suit as she walked the blue carpet with American football player Victor Cruz, and Black-ish star Yara Shahidi opted for a striking Prabal Gurung look complete with silver sequin skirt.

La La Anthony rocked a gold minidress, Migos trio Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset looked dapper in pastel suits with harnesses, and Blac Chyna went for a bombshell vibe in a red dress and platinum blonde wig, while host Regina Hall looked stunning in a black dress with voluminous sleeves.

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