With crimson curls, orange lips and playful, printed fashions, Rihanna covers the July 2011 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. Her feisty attitude is a perfect fit for the magazine which regularly explores sex and relationships with brazen edge.

Inside, Rihanna proves her personality is as colorful and dynamic as the looks she rocks. She fills out one of Cosmopolitan’s famous quizzes with hilarious answers like: “My type of guys is: hot and hung” and “I feel sexiest when I’m wearing: chocolate body paint.”

However, the pull quote “For me, it’s tougher to be vulnerable than to be tough” is much more revealing and suggests that the article has some depth as well. Overall, Rihanna’s image seems rooted in the dichotomies of sexy/adorable and tough/vulnerable and this spread certainly captures those complexities.

What do you think of Rihanna’s cover and quiz for Cosmopolitan Magazine?

-Jessica C. Andrews

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