Joe Zee on reality stars – and on becoming one himself
From The Huffington Post:
“Joe Zee Talks ELLE, Says Snooki Will Never Land Cover”
These days you can’t go anywhere without seeing or hearing about the cast of “Jersey Shore.” But one place you won’t see Snooki is on the cover of Elle magazine.
“I don’t know about Snooki. I’m going to have to pass on that one,” the creative director Joe Zee told me when I asked him if reality stars would ever grace his coveted cover. “We put Lauren Conrad on the cover of our anniversary issue and she did very well. Listen, Kim [Kardashian] is a big cover star out there and if Kim had something going on in her life right now — Kim’s very quiet — I just wish that she would do something, but she’s not doing anything. If she actually did something, we would actually think about Kim for the cover. It’s about new. It’s not about, so much, a reality star. The idea is, are they newsworthy? Is it someone our readers want to read about?”
According to Joe, there is one cover girl who’s always newsworthy – Jennifer Aniston. Although Joe said the rumor about him starting his own clothing line with the actress is not true, he does love the way she dresses.
“I love Jennifer. I think she has incredible style,” Joe said about his November cover girl. “I can tell you right now, someone like Jennifer Aniston is so easy. She shows up, she’s already ravishing. She’s gorgeous. Do some hair and makeup. She puts any dress on and I can tell you that the dress comes to life. Nothing looked bad on that girl.”
Ironically Joe will soon become a reality star himself — he’s starring in his own Sundance channel show, “All on the Line with Joe Zee.” Maybe fellow realty star Snooki might have a chance at the cover after all.