It seems virtually impossible in this day and age for a celebrity’s child to stay out of the spotlight, and legend Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris is no exception. Whether it’s about her hairy armpits, going braless, her political statements, or her growing modeling career, the 19-year-old celebrity has a knack for drawing controversy and breathless headlines. Her tale continues this week as she landed a spot on the cover of Vogue Australia, sporting little more than an embroidered bra for the fashion magazine.
The cover was shared on Twitter from a celebrity news account called PopCrave, which also helped reveal there’s more to her spread than merely posing in a bra. The account posted other photos from the magazine of Jackson looking fashionable in a floral dress in one shot and a plaid skirt ensemble in another. It appears that Jackson herself is a fan of the Vogue cover, as she is now using it as her main profile pic on the social media network.
In the many instances of Paris Jackson in the media, this is perhaps the more mainstream one of late. Many seem to believe Jackson’s behavior is odd at best and eccentric at the least. And her own family members have recently been expressing concern for her — her uncle Jermaine Jackson, speaking to The Sun newspaper this week expressed both his pride for his niece and his worries for what fame and celebrity can do to people. “We’re very proud of Paris,” he said. “I just think we have to make sure she is ok because this business not kind to anybody. It can break you.”
We’ve seen this danger in Paris Jackson’s life already. She has openly discussed attempting suicide multiple times in her teen years. Speaking of her ordeal, Jackson explained, “When I was 14 I got so much hatred that I tried to kill myself and I took, like, a two-year break from social media and then people asked me to come back, to make my Instagram public again, so I did. And nothing changed!”
Nothing indeed. But perhaps with a few more fashionable covers, Paris can help elevate her coverage to that of more refined variety.