Giddy Ballerina Nicki Minaj Covers New Teen Vogue

Nothing says “fierce and fabulous” like a big tutu and some white lace, apparently.

1. The smile reads “happy to be here, honestly,” but the eyes say “please take this corset off, I can’t breathe properly and it’s not even a good look for me.”

Note to Tyra Banks: Not everyone can smize yet.

2. Also: that smile, seen previously.

It’s this or the original Cheshire Cat. Or both!

3. From the accompanying editorial, with Nicki done pretending she likes this look:

4. And a less constricting look, which she’s much happier with.

Cute wedges.

5. It could have definitely been worse though.

She could have ended up a Smurf-esque shade of blue thanks to post-production hijinks, like she did that one time in some other major fashion magazine.

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