an attractive young woman whose picture is featured on a magazine cover.
a girl, esp a glamorous one, whose picture appears on the cover of a newspaper or magazine


: It doesn’t seem fair that their cover-girl looks should obscure the vast athletic skills displayed between the lines

noun phrase

A model or celebrity whose likeness appears on the cover of a magazine; a beautiful and glamorous young woman (1915+)
An attractive woman whose photograph is featured on a magazine cover; also, a woman attractive enough to be so featured. For example, All models hope to be cover girls some day, or She’s gorgeous—a real cover girl. [ c. 1910 ]


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