As Rihanna poses nude with a snake channeling Medusa for the 25th anniversary edition of GQ Magazine, here at FAB HQ we decided to take a walk down memory lane and look at some of the hottest Rihanna covers through the years. From Little Miss Sunshine to Good Girl Gone Bad, here’s a look at Bajan babe RiRi and our favourite magazine covers of hers.
This September 2007 cover of German Maxim shows Riri at her adorable best, long before she had the courage to shed the tiny bikini top.
Another cover, and another peachy RiRi from the days of “ella-ella-ella-aye-aye-aye…” Looking gorgeous in white and learning to work the “come to bed” eyes.
Another 2007 cover, this time from a November edition of You Magazine which refers to her as “pop’s new bad girl”. Oooh, if only knew all she had up her sleeve.
January 2008 edition of Allure Magazine shows a cute and radiant Riri on their cover showing off doe eyes and dewy skin.
“Come to bed” eyes now perfected on the January cover of FHM and a seductive over the shoulder look in a backless white dress.
Rihanna works her fierce bob and fringe and a mini silver dress on the March 2008 cover of Fabulous.
On the September 2009 cover of Vogue Italia Rihanna gives us a little black and white glimpse of her ever growing fashion credentials, and there is more where that’s come from.
The first of many memorable scantily clad GQ covers from Rihanna comes in January 2010.
Told you there was more to come… In February 2010 Rihanna graces the cover of W magazine with a new do and a cut out white dress, and looks fierce and sophisticated in equal measure.
A bondage-inspired tan corset and Riri transforms herself from fierce fashionista to a sexy vixen within the same month with this February 2010 cover of Polish magazine Machina.
March 2010 and Rihanna’s cover attack continues with the famous iD wink.
See? As if we needed any proof “come to bed’ eyes were perfected on the March 2010 cover of Australia’s Sunday magazine, Riri shows us how it’s done.
Three years on, and another You cover from Rihanna and this times Bajan beauty looks ultra glam in monochrome lace, tulle and sequins.
Red alert! Rihanna graces the December 2010 cover of Marie Claire UK in a close up with her new red do and pink feathers and not an inch of skin on display.
From luxe Riri to sporty Riri with a racer back look barely showing in another close up cover for the December 2010 edition of Interview.
Rihanna kicks off the year in January 2011 in red hot style with a sizzling British GQ cover.
Silver spray on hot pants and a shapely backside. Need we say more on the April 2011 Billboard cover?
Rihanna proves her style chameleon credentials with her May 2011 US Vogue cover in a sexy silver and red see-through number.
Riri rocks the July 2011 cover of Turkish Cosmopolitan in a purple floral crop top and mini skirt two piece.
UK Vogue features a 21st century re-imagining of ’60s cinema siren Marilyn Monroe in November 2011 featuring Riri with a blonde wig and a fitted monochrome number.
Meanwhile the same month’s edition of US Esquire shows a totally different Rihanna all au naturelle in her birthday suit.
Riri is channeling Bridget Bardot in the May 2012 issue of Elle US – and the yellow embellished skirt suit with a bra top does not hurt either.
Rihanna rocks masculine tailoring with a top hat on the black and white June 2012 cover of 47 Magazine.
Riri once again ditches high fashion in favour of bare skin in this sizzling July 2012 cover of UK Esquire.
Harper’s Bazaar August 2012 issue shows us a toned down Rihanna with barely there make up and dark locks in a simple white dress.
Another month, another Harper’s cover. September 2012 black and white cover of Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia showcases Rihanna striking a sexy pose in an understated white number.
Just over a year and a half since US Vogue, Riri once again graces the cover of the fashion bible in November 2012 in a red lace number sporting her raven pixie cut.
December 2012 brings the now infamous GQ cover (We warned you it was going to get a lot hotter here!) featuring a totally naked Rihanna sporting a leater jacket and strategically placing her arms over her private parts. Sexy or what?
Rihanna unapologetically keeps pushing the boundaries with not just one but seven barely clad covers for Complex Magazine in February 2013.
And before we can say “Rihanna in the nude” the girl is back again, clad in her glad rags for the April 2013 cover of UK Elle.
Rihanna strips down to her underwear once again barely covered with a black blazer and plays out lesbian fantasies with a stark naked Kate Moss, sharing the Spring/Summer 2013 cover of V Magazine shot by Mario Testino with another superstar.
Rihanna covers up in style in all black everything and rocks the November 2013 cover of US Glamour.
And of course, the recently unveiled 25th anniversary cover of British GQ where Riri plays the part of Medusa to perfection.
Let us know, which cover is your favourite?