Most fashion magazines rely on megawatt celebrities to sell their issues, but two so far are bucking the trend for January. Model Joan Smalls is on next month's cover of Elle, and her fellow catwalker Cara Delevingne is on the upcoming cover of British Vogue.
Still, there are plenty of A-list entertainers on next month's other covers: Claire Danes covers Glamour, while Gwen Stefani and her husband, Gavin Rossdale, are on the front of Town & Country. For her part, Smalls says she'd like to join their ranks by becoming an actress.
"I want to be clear that I don't want to act just because it's the typical move for a model," Smalls says. "My desire comes from a place of wanting to entertain people on a different level."
A look at her cover — and all of our other favorites from January — here in the gallery.