WORDS BY SARAH HERMAN
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JUSTIN TYLER CLOSE
STYLING BY KEMAL & KARLA AT THE WALL GROUP
HAIR BY MICHAEL SPARKS AT SOLOARTISTS.COM & SHU UEMURA
MAKEUP BY KAYLEEN MCADAMS AT THE WALL GROUP FOR M·A·C COSMETICS
Hollywood has been known to lead pretty young things astray. Marilyn’s troubles look almost nostalgic sharing the couch with today’s tabloids, eternally plagued with the forlorn faces of girls whose seemingly heaven-sent careers are largely overshadowed by addictions, disorders, and disaster to the point of cliché. For all we know, those palm-lined boulevards could be coated in smart, articulate, talented girls who make good choices for themselves and their futures and are protected by people who love them. We bet you’re thinking those kind of girls wouldn’t be interesting enough to appear in magazines? Think again.
Miranda Cosgrove is smiley, sensible, and upbeat to a point that is very confusing to the cynic within most of us. But don’t be fooled by that infectious grin, bubble-gum giggle, and polite and polished demeanor for a second. Cosgrove is a Twittering tour de force with more than two million eager followers and her Nickelodeon show iCarly, produced by kids’ programming legend Dan Schneider (Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh), has garnered unparalleled success for the network, won numerous awards, and is frequently the top-rated children’s show on cable TV – its triumph can be credited in large part to the brunette star.
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