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Miss Shalae Recreates Out's Iconic Beyoncé Cover

Miss Shalae

This summer, Out enters its 30th year with over 300 printed issues. Here, we revisit and re-create 10 covers — celebrating them for what they were while reimagining them for newer audiences.

You want to talk about power? 

Beyoncé is unparalleled. In a coup, Out secured an exclusive interview for our May 2014 Power issue, beating out even The New York Times. “Getting Beyoncé for Out felt like an endorsement of the magazine’s place as a cultural force, and while she did not identify as queer, there was no question that she resonated in the lives of queer people, as Madonna had a generation earlier. She was an outsider who had worked to make her success,” Hicklin says. “That she’d done so without compromise was — is — simply inspiring.”

Miss Shalae

And she’s not the only one. As arguably the most renowned Beyoncé impersonator, Miss Shalae knows how to hold a room. She astounded Beyoncé herself in a moment that’s been immortalized in the Homecoming documentary but has moved crowds time after time as a legend in the ballroom scene walking the category of face. As the overall mother of ballroom’s House of Basquiat, she is power incarnate. 

MISS SHALAE wearing NORMA KAMALI Gown VINTAGE Necklaces 

Miss Shalae

Creative Direction MIKELLE STREET mikelledstreet.com @mikellestreet
Assistant MILAN GARCON @milangarcon
Photographer MYLES LOFTIN mylesloftinphotography.com @mylesloftin
Photo Assistant Light Tech EVADNE GONZALEZ @evadnegonzalez
Photo Assistant ANDREW ESPINAL @andrewespinal and JIN JIN
Digitech MERLIN VIETHEN and JOSH ROBINSON
Production Director TIM SNOW @snowmgz
Production Manager STEVIE WILLIAMS x2production.com @beingstevie of X2 Production Production
Assistant TOBY TEITEL @toby_teitel
Video AUSTIN NUNES austinunes.com @austinunes
Creative Conception STUART BROCKINGTON, ANNA CARIAS, MIKELLE STREET
Hair JENN LAGRON jennlagron.com @jennlagron
Makeup ALANA WRIGHT alanawrightmakeup.com @alanawrightmakeup
Makeup Assistant JUSTIN LENTZ @justinlentz
Stylist SHANNON STOKES @shannonlstokes
Stylist Assistant ANNISAH MEDINAH

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This article is part of Out's July/August 2022 issue, appearing on newsstands July 12. Support queer media and subscribe — or download the issue through Amazon, Kindle, Nook, or Apple News.

 

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