In honor of GQ’s 25th annual Men of The Year, three different talents took to the cover: Megan Thee Stallion as Rapper of the Year, Trevor Noah as Newsman of the Year, and George Clooney as Icon of the Year.
Stallion, 25, in her accompanying interview looked back on her triumphant 2020 as she posed behind a cover door in the driver’s seat with her long Rapunzel-inspired hair hanging outside the window.
Just days ahead of the release of her debut album, Good News, she opened up about her tremendous success, getting shot over the summer and owning her sexuality. “I want Black women to be louder. I want us to be sassier. I want us to demand more, be more outspoken, keep speaking and just keep demanding what you deserve,” she says while speaking on her exuberant and empowering rise.
For Noah’s profile, the 36-year-old The Daily Show host wore an olive green jacket and spoke of being being biracial in America, 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests, ‘his controversial 2016 dinner with Tomi Lahren’ and whether the country can still heal.
“I don’t want to be the hardest-working man in Hollywood. I don’t want to be on the Forbes list. I don’t want to be part of any of that,” he noted.
The last but not the least cover star Clooney was a vision of California cool style as he reflects on his decades-long career in Hollywood, surviving a motorcycle accident, knowing Joe Biden, and that time he allegedly gave a bunch of friends $1 million each in a bag.
The eight-time Oscar nominee also talked about his upcoming Sci-Fi movie, The Midnight Sky, and the love of his life Amal Clooney. “I feel like over the last, you know, 10 or 15 years or so, I got to the point where I was like, ‘I can’t sit around and try to prove to people what I can do as an actor.’ I’m much more comfortable in my own skin,” Clooney says.