World renowned surfer Mick Fanning has become the first ever dude on the front cover of women’s fashion magazine Elle.
The surfer – well known for his recent tussles with a shark during a surfing competition – lounges on Bauer Media’s glossy mag with supermodel Jessica Hart.
On the cover star combo Elle Australia editor-in-chief Justine Cullen said, “With her stand-out personal style, positive outlook and entrepreneurial spirit, Jessica Hart embodies the Elle girl, while Mick blew all of us away with how he handled the shark attack in South Africa, both in the water and out of it. He showed himself to be strong, powerful and inspiring, but humble and vulnerable at the same time – the ultimate modern male. I couldn’t think of a better man than him to be the first guy to grace the cover of Elle Australia.
“The November issue marks a super start to summer with one of our favourite supermodels standing alongside one of our most recent superheroes – two modern day Aussie icons making it big on the global stage.”
Elle is pushing into the unexpected space with its covers recently, as the last one had a mirror shimmer where people could see their face on the cover of the fashion magazine.