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Wendy Williams Gets FAB For Essence May 2011 DOUBLE Covers!

She was voted off "Dancing With The Stars" last night, but it's not dimming her shine.  Radio heroine turned talk show diva Wendy Williams is covering the upcoming May 2011 issue of ESSENCE magaizine...with double covers!  It's their first ever "Gilfriends issue," and who better to be the face than the chick most of us have been "friends in our head" with for years.

 

We've got Wendy's double covers--shot by photographer Derek Blanks--and details from the issue when you read on....

Maybe the cross-country traveling and being a mom to a pre-teen boy and a wife and shooting 2 shows at once was a bit much for Mrs. Wendy.  She was voted off "DWTS" last night.  But she says she's extremely proud to have done it--despite being bogged down with being every woman at the same time.

And because she's been doing it all while mainting her upbeat easy-to-relate attitude, "The Wendy Show" host and "Love Triangle" host graces ESSENCE’s first-ever “Girlfriends Issue” dedicated to friendships.

Wendy dishes to ESSENCE about friendship, family and the driving force behind the talk show queen’s appeal. The issue also features quotes from other celebrity besties—including Beyoncé and mom Tina Knowles; Sherri Shepherd and Niecy Nash; Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah; Kelly Rowland and Brandy; Monica and Keyshia Cole and more.

ESSENCE will also declare April 13th as “Girlfriends Appreciation Day” in honor of “besties” everywhere. And they're throwing a party for Mrs. Wendy--sponsored by Essie and Swarovski Elements celebrating the Girlfriends Issue.

"I know I make some people cringe. But I also know my willingness to expose myself, warts and all, is part of the reason people are drawn to me. With me, what you see is what you get..."—Wendy Williams, ESSENCE

 

According to the press release:

ESSENCE dedicates this month’s issue to your girl. The one who always says, “Don’t worry, I got you.” Whatever you need, she’s there—from taking care of your child to telling off your ex. Here, ESSENCE features seven essays from award-winning writers—including Terry McMillan and more—who describe the unbreakable bond between “sister friends.” (Page 151)

Her hosting gig for the original series “Love Triangle” premieres April 11th at 7pm ET/PT on GSN. 

Gorgeous covers for Wendy.  And I'm glad to finally see a different face on this mag.  It hits stands April 13th.  Congrats!

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Love her or Hate her; she is definitely WINNING!!! Yes, she has come a LONG way. All of her success is well deserved; what are some of you mad for? Believe it or not, many envy and try to bite her style. Queen of ALL MEDIA; take a bow, you deserve it.
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GO WENDY!!!! The cover of

GO WENDY!!!! The cover of Essence for Wendy Williams is LONG overdue. Congrats to her! I will be sure to pick up the May issue.
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Why did Essence put Wendell

Why did Essence put Wendell on the cover? Please anybody but this man oh I guess i mean woman. This goes to show you Essence will put anyone on their cover.
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I remember her from radio,

I remember her from radio, and if she had to behave that way and treat people like that to make a buck, then maybe that buck wasn't meant to be made. Honestly, Can't believe Essence put her on the cover. It lowers my estimation of the magazine.
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Her face scares me.

Her face scares me. Seriously. I'm not joking.
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Beautiful pics!!!! Wendy is my girl but she looks very masculine at times. These pics are very feminine and play up a softer look for her. Very nice!
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Wendzilla! Although she's a gigantic girl, but there are things she can do to tone it down to look more feminine. She overdoes everything and it makes her look like a big tranny man.
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I still can't the pic of her

I still can't the pic of her feet out my head. Until I do, then I can comment about her photo. SMDH.
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How in the hell do you go

How in the hell do you go back to talkin bout folk when you can't even dance? You look good though!
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I'm so proud of her and I

I'm so proud of her and I can't wait to get my issue in the mail.
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Glad Wendy is getting the

Glad Wendy is getting the recognition she deserves. I don't know about yall but I am so tired of the same old folks on the covers of magazines. It's good to see Wendy, how about the ladies from the TV Show The Game, Raven, Kiki for a young hollywood cover.
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This is by far the best I've

This is by far the best I've seen Wendy looking in quite some time; add the fact that I don't actually have to hear her speak and we have a winner here (PhotoShop and all). It's not her hectic schedule that got her voted off -- it was the horrible dancing combined with the fact that she doesn't have enough crossover fan base to to keep her on the show. Bristol was awful last season, but the Tea Party really came through for her. Wendy just comes across as loud and over the top, without much substance beyond that.
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I could not have said it

I could not have said it better.
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she still look's like a man!

she still look's like a man! she is a big pig feet man! she look's like a drag queen and elephant!
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She is a man.

She is a man.
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Go Wendy you look great - and

Go Wendy you look great - and yes it is nice to see someone else on these mags....
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I love Wendy. I hope I get

I love Wendy. I hope I get the pink cover in the mail with my subscription.
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Wendy is a man in drag.....Go RuPaul!!!!
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She looks nice on the covers.

She looks nice on the covers.
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Derek Blanks did a wonderful

Derek Blanks did a wonderful job on these covers. He's making some big moves lately. I'm glad to see him getting his shine on! Go Dblanks!
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Aren't all magazine covers

Aren't all magazine covers photoshopped? Come on now. Still she looks gorgeous!
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She looks ok but I just hate

She looks ok but I just hate it see something this PHOTOSHOPPED. She looks like a robot or something. OD big time on the photo shot. Look at the spot under her arms. That is just freaky. And poorly done. This photographer is a HACK.
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The covers are pretty! Let

The covers are pretty! Let the hating begin....
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I just don't understand the

I just don't understand the point or perspective of Essence Magazine. These covers are not visually appealing. Wendy should never wear a one shoulder with breasts that size. Nene does the same thing and they both look tragic. I don't read Essence and these covers don't interest me to do so. These photos are so retouched. Her skin does not even look like Skin. She looks like some artifical robot. Essence do better. Horrible photos.
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Your point is????????? (I bet

Your point is????????? (I bet you are Charlie Sheen's secret mistress, aren't you?) Duh, WINNING!....lol. If you don't read the mags anyway, what is your point Furious?
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I don't really have one lol I

I don't really have one lol I just don't like these photos I guess. I think they are just too retouched. She could have looked more organic and better styled. Not a fan of this photographers. He's not great shooting women in my view.
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Both covers are gorg!

Both covers are gorg!
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Helllo photoshop! He my bad

Helllo photoshop! He my bad she doesn't even look real, shame on whoever edited this photos.
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I love Wendy! I just might

I love Wendy! I just might have to pick up this issue of MEssence.
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Ms. Williams, You look so beautiful!
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Both covers are FAB!!! Luvs

Both covers are FAB!!! Luvs Wendy! Congrats!
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Beautiful Pics Wendy! Well

Beautiful Pics Wendy! Well deserved. Mucho Love girl.
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WENDY, BABY YOU LOOK

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Are those feet in the

Are those feet in the magazine? Alllll-aight
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