Jesse Nemeth Gives Us Our American Dream
Nicki Minaj is a busy woman. Between accepting awards, recording music, and touring she just doesn’t have time to do what most of us spend our days doing. Not only is she too busy with all that, she’s too busy to even worry about it. Instead, when she’s not filming movies, designing fragrances, or drinking Moscato, she spends her time encouraging the youth of America to stay in school, smarten up, and make the best choices to enrich our communities. And she does it all with a devilish smile and a whip sharp tongue. What could be more American than that?
With the Fourth of July approaching, Nicki’s values are the perfect representation of American values, and exactly what Cosmopolitan wanted for their July cover. Placing her in front of an American flag, chosen and hung by Jesse Nemeth, Cosmo declares her our Commander in Love. She salutes from the flag, dressed in her own wearable version of it, bringing patriotism into 2015. She’s the American Woman with curves reminiscent of World War II pinups and all the sass of today.
Her declarations are bold (“I love women who don’t conform,” she says from inside an ethereal bathtub), and her postures poised. She’s independent and strong. And she is our own American Dream.