YAS, henny! Jonathan Van Ness is the first non-female cover star on Cosmo in 35 years

Cape Town – Jonathan Van Ness just made history appearing on the January cover of Cosmopolitan UK.

Jonathan pointed out that he’s the "first non-female cover star in 35 years". According to E! News, his predecessor was Boy George in 1984 and all five members of One Direction also appeared on a special cover in 2012.

"Showing more variations of beauty for young LGBTQ+ people," Jonathan added. "YAS QUEEN."


In his story Jonathan talks about the importance of self care, feeling lost and finding yourself and living with HIV. "This is only the beginning," he said. "My work has only really just begun."

On his cover wear he wears a peach tulle gown the words under his name reads, "Yep. We did it. You’re totally welcome."

Work, henny. YAS QUEEN.   

Compiled by Bashiera Parker (Sources: E! News, Cosmopolitan UK, Twitter)

(Photo: Twitter/jvn; photographed by Rachell Smith)