Reality star Kylie Jenner is just one of five women to take the cover of Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces issue.
Ellie Goulding, Hailey Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Zendaya were also honored with covers for dominating social media, fronting fashion campaigns, and killing it on the big screen and on tour.
In the issue, Kylie opened up about her ability to set trends. She said, “I started wigs, and now everyone is wearing wigs. Kim [Kardashian] just used my wig guy last night… I just do whatever I want to do, and people will follow.”
Kylie’s friend Hailey Baldwin also commented on her rumored relationship with Justin Bieber. She shared, “I don’t want attention out of dating somebody. Texts started coming through, crazy phone calls... it’s hard to date somebody in this industry. You have to have really thick skin and be very strong. You have to focus on the person and nothing else.”
Speaking of dating, Zendaya sparked rumors that she was dating New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. after they attended a few Grammy parties together with her dad. Of the rumors, she said, “If a guy can handle my dad the first time, then he’s worth giving my time to. If he can’t, then I might as well not waste my time. Just because they’re in the NFL doesn’t mean they get a pass.”
Ellie, who was a Grammy nominee this year, chatted about how she taught herself to play guitar by listening to her favorite performers. She can be seen playing guitar on her current Delirium world tour. “I loved Pearl Jam…and of course, Björk, my all time hero. [But] It wasn’t like I was going to become a famous singer- that didn’t ever seem like a reality or an option.”
Moving from the Grammys to the Oscars, Gugu shared her thoughts on Will and Jada Pinkett Smith speaking out on the lack of diversity in the Oscars nominations. She commented, “[They took] a very brave stand. That’s the end of the race. The root of it is about having many, many stories told and having the people who hold he purse strings tell diverse and inclusive stories. It’s got to go back to how films get green-lit in the first place.”
For more on these five women, pick up the May issue of Marie Claire.