Comedian and all round funny girl, Amy Schumer is this month’s cover star for the US edition of Marie Claire magazine. Usually in the headlines for her unapologetic sense of humour, this time she is making headlines by looking amazing in what is being described as her sexiest photoshoot to date.
Amy Schumer has achieved a lot in just a few short years. She has had her own HBO stand-up special, Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, directed by Chris Rock. Her debut film which she wrote and starred in, Trainwreck, grossed $140 million at the box office. Schumer has also been nominated for 5 Emmys for her work on her show, Inside Amy Schumer, of which she is the creator, co-producer, co-writer and star. She is also set to star in a mother-daughter comedy film with Hollywood superstar Goldie Hawn.
In her recent interview with Marie Claire, Amy says, “It’s such a blur. I don’t even remember what I’ve just done. I’m trying to figure out how to navigate all this. I don’t have it down. I. Do. Not.”
Having someone like Schumer on the cover of a leading women’s magazine, is a win for ‘normal’ women. It is so refreshing to see someone we can relate to on the cover, rather than the usual super slim catwalk model that we normally see on the cover of glossy magazines. Her dry sense of humour and relaxed body image, has won her many fans around the world. Her confidence and ability to make a joke at her own expense is inspiring and one of the reasons she has become so successful.
However, she hasn’t always been the confident and open girl we know her as. In her candid interview with the magazine, she is open and honest, at times even letting us see her vulnerable side. When asked about was she like growing up, Amy says, “I was always self-effacing, self-reflective. I hated feeling I was just like every other girl on Long Island. Looking at my clothes and my hair. I was very aware of not wanting to be the same as everyone.”
It’s easy to see why the world has fallen in love with Amy Schumer. She’s the best friend you wish you had, she’s real, she’s not perfect, she’s blunt, she’s hilarious, she’s us.