Ke$ha for "V" Magazine.
Photo: Inez & Vinoodh for V Magazine
V Magazine's latest issue (hitting shelves May 10) aims to celebrate all things Americana. Rather than poster up a girl-next-door for their cover (say a smiley-eyed Blake Lively type), V shows the world exactly where they're going with this theme with a different American cover girl: Ke$ha. Her glitter-meets-garbage personal steez is reinterpreted as a full-face of star-spangled banner, stars and stripes waving from ear to ear, and the flag + nose ring + blonde curls + shaved Skrillex patch is enough to start "Sweet Home Alabama" playing on repeat in your brain for the next three hours. It's an atypical choice but a totally warranted one.