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Posted on 29th December 2012 | Celebrity

Has it been the year of Kate Upton? Is Kate Moss making a comeback in the magazines? And why did Lady Gaga leak her September Vogue cover before it was on newsstands?

These are all questions FashionTV has been pondering throughout the year, but we’ve come to the realization --- it doesn’t matter! What does matter is that there were a great many good looking models on the covers of some of our favorite fashion magazines this year.

FashionTV reveals some of the best ones below, with our picks for the sexiest covers of 2012:

Sexiest Model Covers

Fashionista.com called Kate Upton the social media supermodel of today, but we’re thinking she’s got more sex appeal than social media skills. Just check out the covers of GQ for July 2012 photographed by Terry Richardson, Czech Esquire in April, Sports Illustrated for February 2012, and of course, that smokin’ hot yellow cover for Esquire Mexico May 2012! Don’t believe us, see for yourself!

Kate Upton - Esquire Mexico, May 2012Kate Upton - Esquire Mexico, May 2012

Who else? Well, there were many sexy covers out there, but one of our other favorites came from a model She Wired called “pure perfection.” Amber Heard, a model you don’t often see on the runways anymore, captured Marilyn Monroe and oozed sexuality in 60s vintage on the cover of Italy’s Max magazine, a monthly that is said to be the most read in the country.

 Amber Heard: Max - Italy, February 2012Amber Heard: Max - Italy, February 2012

It was a big deal in the fashion world when Style.com, an online fashion bible, decided to change the direction of their fashion publication, by coming out with a print issue AFTER they had already changed the course of fashion online. Who covered the third issue of Style.com’s print edition? None other than model of the moment -- Cara Delevingne, who certainly has the sexiest eyes around and makes smudged lipstick look especially cool.

Cara Delevingne: Style.comCara Delevingne: Style.com

Sexiest Celebrity Covers

Now for the celebs! Looks like Rihanna got her sexy back just in the knick of time! (Well, ok, it never left her.) Here she is posing for the GQ December edition, which came out on newsstands just before the end of the year. Better we see her on this cover than on Twitter with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown? You decide.

Rihanna - GQ December Edition 2012Rihanna - GQ December Edition 2012

Huffington Post said that Katy Perry had a “total transformation” on the cover of Interview for March 2012 and indeed, she did, though all of us knew she had that sex kitten in her. She was interviewed by comedian Kristen Wiig, but the pictures speak louder than words. Take that, Russell Brand! Do you recognize her here?

Katy Perry - Interview, March 2012Katy Perry - Interview, March 2012

Sexiest F.Men Cover

Ok, so I know you were hoping for Clement Chabernaud, Francisco Lachowski, or maybe David Gandy, but we have to say -- this is the cutest, sweetest cover shot ever and our pick for Sexiest F Men Cover of the year! They’re not even shirtless, yet so fashionable and so crisp in cashmere. Take that, Bieber!

One Direction - Wonderland November/December 2012One Direction - Wonderland November/December 2012



Which cover was your favorite for 2012

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