Wearing a tight-fitting sandstone-colored tank-top dress and a black bikini underneath, Swift looks totally at ease on the cover of the November issue of the men’s magazine, which has featured ladies like Emily Ratajkowski, Amy Schumer, Kendall Jenner and Katy Perry in the past.
The cover caption reads, “Taylor Swift rules the world: and we are her loyal subjects,” and she looks on powerfully with sultry eyes, as if she knows no lies were told.
Writer Chuck Klosterman profiled Swift for the magazine, which comes out next week. He writes:
If you don’t take Swift seriously, you don’t take contemporary music seriously…There’s simply no antecedent for this kind of career: a cross-genre, youth-oriented, critically acclaimed colossus based entirely on the intuitive songwriting merits of a single female artist. It’s as if mid-period Garth Brooks was also early Liz Phair, minus the hat and the swearing. As a phenomenon, it’s absolutely new.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 8, 2015