My Girl Crush

I have a girl crush on Amy Schumer. I think she is extraordinarily talented, funny and wildly sexy. And I love that she is my girl crush. When I was younger, I used to get girl crushes on models, from Jerry Hall to Linda Evangelista. Could it be that things are changing?

Look at the 2016 Pirelli Calendar shot by Annie Leibovitz. The calendar is an annual limited edition “art item” released by the Italian tire company usually filled with photographs of nude or barely clothed models.

The Pirelli Calendar

This year, however, the calendar features 12 studio portraits of women renowned for their work in diverse fields—including sports, philanthropy, art, and (you guessed it) comedy...and Amy Schumer!!!

Amy Schumer poses for the Pirelli Calendar, photo by Annie Leibovitz

In her picture, she has on heels, lingerie and holds a coffee cup. When the calendar was released, Amy posted her photo on her Instagram with the caption, “Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman. Thank you Annie Leibovitz!”

Which is why Amy Schumer is my girl crush. She is beautiful, brave, and is showing us another way to look at beauty.