What does it take to be deemed one of the most accomplished women of the year? If you let Glamour magazine tell it, all you have to do is make the world a better place. All week, the glossy will unveil the full list of honorees who were able to do so, but are kicking things off with Lady Gaga on the cover of the corresponding issue—her first for the Conde Nast publication.
“When you interact with her, you become very aware of your life, your possibilities,” artist Jeff Koons said of the Artpop singer. “You walk away thinking, OK, let’s do it.”
And with Gaga’s nonprofit Born This Way Foundation to promote tolerance, the possibilities really are endless. “My ambition was never to rule the world,” Gaga told Bravo exec Andy Cohen who interviewed her for the feature. “It was always to change the world.”
Mission accomplished, Gaga! Glamour magazine will also honor Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-A-Porter, “for having reshaped the fashion industry,” and models Christy Turlington Burns and Liya Kebede for their charitable efforts, Women’s Wear Daily is reporting.
By choosing Gaga to head up this honorable issue, Glamour seems to be testing the singer’s selling ability. Though this is her first cover, she made Vogue’s September 2012 issue their best-selling yet. Making perfect sense for her to go up against Miley Cyrus who has been moving magazines off the newsstand as of late.