Cover Girl

March 9th, 2012

Cover Girl - Glamour Shots

“This is a photo of me at my sassiest – taken at Disneyworld, I believe. Can’t believe my mom actually paid for this to happen.”

(submitted by Nina)

149 Responses to “Cover Girl”

  1. Amy says:

    I bet this was one of those pay per picture shops at an amusement park that will “put YOUR picture on the cover of a magazine” but it’s only pre-photo shopped. I had one done in the 80’s at Magic Mountain (big frizzy hair, big purple glasses and braces too) but my cover was Playboy. Mom was mortified when I got home from the school trip to see me on the “cover” of Playboy at age 13 or 14

  2. tina says:

    So this one time at band camp….

  3. Deacon Blues says:

    It doesn’t matter where in America you were, if you were in junior high in the ’80s, you went to school with this girl.

  4. EvilStepQueen says:

    I have one of these, too! I had short feathered hair, a fuzzy sweater that my mom just HAD to get me, and my friend and I (her hair was HUGE) in all of our brace faced glory, smiling like a couple of idiots on the cover of Seventeen magazine…My parents still have the pic in the family room…

  5. Styloroc says:

    I’m not sure if anyone here had ever actually read Sassy when it was out in the 90s — it was sort of like the Anti-Seventeen.

    • jaklumen says:

      My sister (younger sister #1) did.

      I can’t seem to resist any periodical (love the format), so it’s likely I thumbed through a few pages. The mag did have more of an attitude.

    • Lucy says:

      I did. Best magazine ever (until the idiots who published YM and Guns & Ammo took it over, that is!) It made me who I am today, not some vapid, boy-obsessed twit who read Seventeen.

    • corinne says:

      I remember reading it and liking it. But it was the mid-late 80s.

  6. Mary says:

    Oh God love her! The awkward phase! Who among us doesn’t have a picture like this in a drawer somewhere? I hope grown up Ms Sassy is having a good life.

  7. Janel says:

    None of my friends remember that skit. It was, by far, my favorite. I wish I could find a clip of it. A little sasssss with that?????

  8. Jolie Harrow says:

    Mr. Hemphill (PART 2 OF 2) Amazingly, narrow-minded, right-wing nuts who shout from rooftops in favor of freedoms, liberty, individual choices and objections to government “mandates” regarding health insurance have no problem with government “mandates” to control every fertile uterus in the country. Men (mostly older, white and conservative) are generally clueless as to the absurdity of their insistence on this control.

  9. Before They Were Famous #99: Jennifer Grey.

  10. Sarah says:

    Oh snap! I had one of these made when I was in middle school….except in mine, I’m holding a phone to my ear and smiling uncomfortably…

  11. Heather G says:

    I will seriously cry if this does not win! I love this photo so so much

  12. HN says:

    Nothing says Sassy like a pair of Sally Jessy Raphael glasses!

  13. LS says:

    Wow, I had the same frizzy hair, and I had big pink glasses and braces in the mid 80s. I also had bangs, though, which put all that much more emphasis on my braces and giant glasses.

  14. ShannonRae says:

    Wow. Amazing.
    I can’t believe this was the cover of the magazine.
    I want to read the article about her, the Sassiest Girl in America. I mean, what makes her so ssssassy?

    • Lucy says:

      It’s not a real magazine cover- they had a booth at amusement parks or something where they’d put your photo on a fake cover (of a real magazine).

  15. suze says:

    I will never get tired of this picture.

  16. Candy says:

    Looks like she got Rick-rolled.

  17. sami says:

    i almost peed…

  18. Daphne says:

    Best Sassy cover model ever!

  19. amanda says:

    love it!

  20. liss says:

    OMG….This could’ve been me. My Freshman picture is almost like this ( without the awesome mag cover!!)

  21. Maria says:

    Adorable!! Loves it.

  22. elise says:

    This is the definition of sassy, look at the fro!

  23. Kate says:

    There should have been a sitcom created around this pic. I know it and still love it.

  24. marissa says:

    BEST ENRY BY FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Parker says:

    Curious to see the outfit for the 2nd date….wow

  26. Amanda says:

    My personal favorite is the bowtie.

  27. Sara V. says:

    I didn’t know they even MADE glasses that big!

  28. jen says:

    I love it! used to get this magazine constantly!

  29. Seana says:

    Wow. The smile is so genuine, it show-cases the braces. I love it.

  30. Risa says:

    A red bow tie is most definitely what you need to wear on a first date:)

  31. Jeff says:

    The bowtie definately pulls it all together!

  32. Robin says:

    She’s ssssassy!

  33. mike mike says:


  34. josh says:

    ahh a total throw back pic love it!!!

  35. Reepicheep says:

    This photo makes me very jealous…my mother didn’t let me out of the house dressed in a tux until the prom.

  36. white chocolate says:

    I think the bow tie is PERFECTION! lm*ao!!!!!

  37. Heather says:

    I bet all the girls were insanely jealous! Did you borrow this from someone in show choir?

  38. Marcia says:

    Best “before” picture ever!

  39. Mike says:

    Loves it

  40. Kathleen says:

    The red tuxedo is just amazing…this photo is hysterical.

  41. Nancy says:

    OMG – I loved Sassy magazine as a teen! And I was just as awkward as that girl on the “cover”.

  42. Jill says:

    Sassy…or Classy?

  43. Debmcc says:

    She exudes SASSY!

  44. Lindsay says:

    This is amazing. Absolutely amazing.

  45. Anna says:


  46. Lisa says:

    Looking good!

  47. Jim says:

    I had those glasses and braces that same year. I wish I had the bow tie.

  48. Lee says:

    The glasses are my favorite – almost can’t see her face behind them!

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