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TikTok Trends: Why people are turning themselves into Vogue cover stars

Published: 11/Jun/2020 12:58 Updated: 11/Jun/2020 16:43

by Alice Hearing


Who doesn’t want to one day be on the cover of Vogue? TikTok stars are taking the initiative and doing it themselves.

What’s the trend?

TikTokkers are editing their photoshoots and selfies to look like they’re on the cover of Vogue magazine. Some have taken old photoshoots and edited the Vogue logo into them, and others have taken artistic pictures especially to suit the trend.

Montages are usually posted alongside a remix of Out West by JACKBOYS feat. Young Thug or with the tag #voguechallenge.

Why is it happening?

Unsplash: Charisse Kenion
Modelling for the cover of Vogue is goal of many people across the world.

There’s something about the Vogue logo at the top of an image that instantly makes it look more classy and impressive. And for those who only dream of one day gracing the magazine cover, a simple edit will do the trick for the time being.

Lots of creators are having fun editing amateurs pictures into something cool and are taking it as an opportunity for self-love and body positivity.

The challenge appears to have spread from Twitter where black creators are making their own renditions of Vogue covers after Anna Wintour said that Vogue had not done enough to “give space to Black creators.”

Who’s in on it?

Creators with a host of photoshoots they can already pick from are lucky enough to be able to smash this trend.

James Charles, Amelie Zilber, Danielle Cohn, and Riley Hubatka are among the most popular accounts who are editing themselves onto Vogue covers – although these four are already models.

You can also check out montages from Zane Hijazi, Toddy Smith, and Alex French.

What are the best ones?

Body-positive influencer Anna ‘glitterandlazers’ O’Brien worshipped summer with her collection of covers.

@glitterandlazersSomeday I might actually get there….♬ Gimme clout pls – i.i.i.i.i.il

Spanish creator Papi Kunno mixed things up with colorful backgrounds.

@.kunnoAlgún día lograré poder ser la portada de Vogue??✨♬ Gimme clout pls – i.i.i.i.i.il

Photographer Derrek Harris turned a stranger into a cover star.

@derrek.harrisI turned this stranger into a vogue model ? ##vogue ##voguechallenge ##streetphotography ##blacklivesmatter ##fyp♬ Gimme clout pls – i.i.i.i.i.il

Are there similar trends?

Some people are using the same audio to imagine what paparazzi pictures of them might look like. Creators are getting photoshoots of them stepping out of cars, walking out of buildings, or putting their hands up to the camera.


Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos


Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.