NEW YORK -- The editors of Texture, the premier magazine content app, have tallied up the magazine covers published in 2016 and created this list of 2016 cover kings and queens. "Magazines are fantastic barometers of curiosity and obsession.
This year, no one will be shocked that President-elect Donald Trump was the magazine cover king, but it's hard to recall when a potential first daughter or first son-in-law received the coverage that Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, have received," says Maggie Murphy, editorial director of Texture. "Other trends included the rise of the Hadid sisters, the staying power of late-night hosts, and how taken we are with star-trepreneurs like Jessica Alba, who can be featured in Fast Company, Domino and turn heads on the cover of Cosmopolitan."
According to Texture, here are the most covered personalities of 2016.
1. Donald Trump
No surprise here: Being named Time's Person of the Year, along with profiles of the Trump family (especially Ivanka and son-in-law Jared) and the President-elect's most visible advisors (Kellyanne Conway, etc.), delivered this win.
2. Hillary Clinton
As her party's first female presidential nominee, Clinton landed her share of memorable covers, but the ugly swirl around her trusted aide, Huma Abedin, and those damn emails created more stories than iconic moments.
3. The Kardashian/Jenner Axis
With her appearance on Vogue's prestigious September issue, Kendall became the most fashionable sister of all.
4. The Obamas' Farewell Tour
They now rival the Reagans for the presidential couple with the most PDAs. They will be missed.
5. Late-Night Hosts
Jimmy Kimmel—along with James Corden, Trevor Noah, and Samantha Bee—racked up stories as well as ratings.
6. The Hadid Sisters
Watch out, Kardashians. Gigi and Bella are rising fast.
7. Megyn Kelly
Trump slayer. Ailes killer. And a must-read wherever she appears.
8. Hamilton Mania
Lin-Manuel Miranda had more than one (cover) shot. But this one's our fave.
9. Mark Zuckerberg
As fake news flourished, Zuck grew less elusive, granting real interviews about the state of the world's No. 1 media company.
10. Jessica Alba
Smart, stunning and savvy: The Honest entrepreneur shared her formula for success.