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Editor United States Cynthia Leive
United Kingdom Jo Elvin
Germany Nikolaus Albrecht
South Africa Pnina Fenster
Categories Fashion Magazine
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Condé Nast Publications
Year founded 1939
Country  United States
(other countries also have versions)
Language English

Glamour is a women's magazine published by Condé Nast Publications. Glamour is a very successful magazine. Founded in 1939 in the United States, it was originally called Glamour of Hollywood.

It is now published in numerous countries including the UK, USA, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, Greece, Poland, South Africa, Hungary, Romania (the latest addition), The Netherlands, and in a Latin American (Spanish language) edition, and soon to be launched in Australia. In most cases it is a monthly publication.



The magazine is published in a larger format than many of its counterparts. Its current editor-in-chief is Cynthia Leive.

It targets women 18-49 (with the median age of 33.5) and reaches a subscription audience of 1,411,061 readers in the United States. Its circulation on news stands is 986,447, making the total average paid circulation: 2,397,508.

Since 1980, the magazine has held an annual "Women of the Year" awards ceremony.

On April 2009, Glamour launched its first Google widget. [1] [2] iGoogle, which allows users to create a custom version of the Google home page with select regions of content, or “gadgets,” will begin hosting a gadget for The gadget potentially opens the site to an audience of iGoogle users.

Glamour Woman of the Year Awards

Each autumn, the magazine organizes the “Glamour Woman of the Year Awards” which recognize women in the public eye. In 2007 Lorena Ochoa won a Woman of the Year award.

Glamour Top College Women Awards

Each year, the magazine selects a top ten list (honorable mention and semi-finalist are also recognized) of outstanding college women across the country. Originally, the list was composed of the best dressed college juniors in America, but was changed for more substance with categories such as academic achievement, community service and career goals as leading criteria. More than 500-1,000 college juniors apply each year. Past winners, finalists include; Alexandra Keeman, Martha Stewart, Diane Sawyer, Nancy Amanda Redd, 2003 Miss Virginia (MAO) and author of Body Drama and Tamira A. Cole, Miss Black Kentucky USA 2009 and author of HUSH.


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Glamour launched in the UK in April 2001, where it pioneered the “handbag size” format, with the tagline "fits in your life as well as your handbag".

Each September the magazine holds “National Glamour Week”. Consequently the magazine features extra coupons (e.g. redeemable at fashion or beauty outlets) and competitions.

Since its launch the magazine has been edited by Jo Elvin, with Michelle Pamment serving as acting editor for a spell in 2005.

Kylie was voted Woman of the Year at the 2009 Awards hosted by James Corden.

In June 2009, to celebrate Glamour's 8th birthday in the UK, have made a gallery of every cover since launch.

Glamour Woman of the Year Awards

Each June, the magazine organizes the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards which recognise women in the public eye. This is usually given out in September.

In 2008, Donna Rose was voted the most Glamourous Lady (In floor 6 of Kings House, Bedworth, Warks).


The German edition is published fortnightly and is, as of March 2005, edited by Nikolaus Albrecht.

South Africa

The South African edition launched in April 2004, is published monthly and is, since its inception, edited by Pnina Fenster.

Lucky Magazine

In Germany and Greece Lucky, a fashion and shopping magazine is published seasonally, in tandem with Glamour.

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Glamour magazine means:

  • Glamour magazine, a U.S. publication aimed at a female readership
  • a girlie magazine aimed at a male readership featuring photographs of women
  • an Informative magazine aimed at keeping women of all ages aware of ever changing beauty and style trends.

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