President-elect Donald Trump topped Time’s list. Ryan Reynolds was anointed Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly. And Madonna came out of nowhere to win Billboard’s end-of-year salute. At Texture, we tallied the cover appearances and secondary stories, and came up with a list of the most-covered personalities of 2016.

 

1. Donald Trump

TIME, December 19, 2016
TIME, December 19, 2016

No surprise here: Being named Time’s Person of the Year, along with profiles of the Trump family (especially Ivanka and son-in-law Jared) and the president-elect’s most visible advisors (Kellyanne Conway, etc.), delivered this win.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Hillary Clinton

New York Magazine, May 30 - June 12, 2016
New York Magazine, May 30 – June 12, 2016

As her party’s first female presidential nominee, Clinton landed her share of memorable covers, but the ugly swirl around her trusted aide, Huma Abedin, and those damn emails created more stories than iconic moments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. The Kardashian/Jenner Axis

Vogue, September 2016
Vogue, September 2016

With her appearance on Vogue’s prestigious September issue, Kendall became the most fashionable sister of all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. The Obama’s Farewell Tour

Essence, October 2016
Essence, October 2016

They now rival the Reagans for the presidential couple with the most PDAs. They will be missed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Late-Night Hosts

The Hollywood Reporter, September 23, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter, September 23, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel—along with James Corden, Trevor Noah, and Samantha Bee—racked up stories as well as ratings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. The Hadid Sisters 

Allure, December 2016
Allure, December 2016

Watch out, Kardashians. Gigi (left) and Bella are rising fast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Megyn Kelly

Vanity Fair, February 2016
Vanity Fair, February 2016

Trump slayer. Ailes destroyer. And a must-read wherever she appears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Hamilton Mania

Rolling Stone, June 16, 2016
Rolling Stone, June 16, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda had more than one (cover) shot. But this one’s our fave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Mark Zuckerberg

December 1, 2016
Fortune, December 1, 2016

As fake news flourished, Zuck grew less elusive, granting real interviews about the state of the world’s No. 1 media company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Jessica Alba

Cosmopolitan, March 2016
Cosmopolitan, March 2016

Smart, stunning and savvy: The Honest entrepreneur shared her formula for success.