Worst-Selling Magazine Cover Stars from the Past Five Years

Which celebs tanked on the newsstands? Click through to find out.
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Which celebs tanked on the newsstands? Click through to find out.
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Beyonce Number of Worst-Selling Issues: 4 Magazines Covered: Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, InStyle

Bey may rule the world, but she does not rule the newsstand. Here's hoping the March 2013 issue of Vogue is the end of her losing streak.

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Kate Hudson Number of Worst-Selling Issues: 4 Magazines Covered: People StyleWatch, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan

Sometimes, it has less to do with the person, and more to do with the cover. While Hudson's January 2010 issue of Harper's Bazaar performed well, the October 2012 issue tanked. Her up-and-down performance just proves that it isn't an exact science.

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Nicole Kidman Number of Worst-Selling Issues: 4 Magazines Covered: Glamour, Bazaar, Elle, Vogue

Despite Kidman's penchant for interesting fashion and interesting film roles, readers do not find her interesting.

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Rachel Bilson Number of Worst-Selling Issues: 4 Magazines Covered: People StyleWatch, Lucky, Teen Vogue, Glamour

While Bilson is best known for her adorable sense of style, she doesn't seem to easily draw in readers. However, that may be changing: her April 2012 issue of Lucky was a best-seller.

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Taylor Swift Number of Worst-Selling Issues: 4 Magazines Covered: People StyleWatch, Glamour, Elle, Cosmopolitan

Plenty of Swift's covers bomb, while others perform somewhere in the middle. (Very few come out on top.) This might have something to do with recognition—her fan base is very young—but it also might have to do with likability. "I think Taylor is less relatable because many women often find her songs whiny and immature," says Fashionista commenter Candice.