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Emily is ‘Self’ Covergirl

Our girl Emily has landed another magazine cover. This time she’s the covergirl for the upcoming October issue of Self magazine. A pic of the cover, as well as pics from her shoot for the mag, have been added to the gallery. I’ll definitely make some HQ scans of the mag once I get a copy.

UPDATE: I replaced some of the photo shoot pics with FULL HQ versions. 😉

001 x Self Magazine October Issue – Cover
004 x Photo Shoot Session #45

And below you can watch a short behind the scenes video of her cover shoot:

Lastly, you can read some excerpts from her interview with the mag below:

Emily VanCamp Talks Love, Flat Abs and Body Image

The Revenge star has finally broken into Hollywood’s exclusive It Girl circle—after years of paying dues in the ensemble casts of Everwood and Brothers & Sisters. She shares her secrets to getting what you want, including good love, flat abs and peace of mind.

Get ridiculously flat abs.

Emily: Pilates is my favorite core strengthener. I do it three or four times a week. With all the strengthening and lengthening, it’s like ballet. Plus, you get to do it lying down! The Hundreds move is a killer. I can’t say it’s my favorite, because it’s not easy, but it works!

Dress as if you’ve got a stylist.

Emily: Tailoring your clothes makes all the difference. When your pants are the right length or a dress fits your body exactly, you look put together. Find a few great, comfortable pieces that are long-lasting and mix well. I invested in an IRO leather jacket that makes any outfit, and Vince shirts fit so nicely. And, of course, you need good jeans, like Paige, Citizens of Humanity and AG.

Pose like a pro.

Emily: At photo shoots, people tell me to drop my chin for more flattering pictures. But I still find walking a red carpet incredibly awkward. When I was starting out, I was so young, I had no concept of what I was doing. I’d show up with no makeup and these terrible outfits! Now I stand there as naturally and gracefully as possible and hope for the best.

Get over the stick-thin thing.

Emily: Women are hard on themselves. I’m trying to stop focusing on my flaws and appreciate what I love about my body. It’s tough—the need to be perfect was drilled into me when I did ballet. But I think people are sick of stick-thin actresses. I mean, it’s not real. People have said to me, ‘Wow, you look so much bigger on TV.’ I can’t let that hurt me. You have to be comfortable enough with yourself to say, ‘Screw off. I like how I look, and I’m not going to starve myself.’

Keep up your strength.

Emily: I’m on-set 12 to 15 hours a day, and I make sure to eat every couple of hours to stay high-energy. I love my carbs, but I try to balance them with protein, like fish or chicken, and plenty of vegetables—and not nibble too many doughnuts. My chicken souvlaki is easy, healthy and great with a Greek salad.

Emily’s Chicken Souvlaki

2 big handfuls fresh oregano, chopped
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb), cut into cubes

In a bowl, combine first 4 ingredients; season with salt and pepper. Marinate chicken in mixture for 2 hours. Soak 10 wooden skewers in water 30 minutes. Thread chicken cubes on skewers. Grill over medium-high heat, turning often, until cooked through, 20 minutes.

Have more fun.

Emily: The best therapy is surrounding yourself with people who make you laugh. My sisters—especially my older sister Katie—and my close friends and my boyfriend make everything seem funny. My ideal day would be hanging out with people I love, swimming, laughing and barbecuing.

Look sexy, not slutty.

Emily: It’s about balance. If I’m showing a lot of leg, I’ll put on my leather jacket to be more covered up. If you’re not sure, ask your girlfriends. I tried on a red dress recently, and the girls were like, ‘No, you can’t wear that!’ Of course, when I asked some guy friends, they were like, ‘It’s great! You have to wear it!’

Save your soles.

Emily: Whenever I say I was a ballerina, stylists throw me into massive heels—after ballet, my feet have this ability to do anything. But as soon as the cameras aren’t on my shoes, I’m back in my Uggs. There are many moments on the show when, if you’re looking, you’ll see that I’ve suddenly dropped a few inches!

Don’t be a fool for love.

Emily: I’ve been fortunate—I’ve had great relationships. Well, there was one not-so-good one, but I probably learned the most from it. It’s important to explore, because someday you will find the person who completes the equation. When you’re that in love, you want to gush to the world! But I gush to my family and friends instead. No one should jump on the couch on TV—ever.

What’s your favorite treat?

Emily: Once in a while, you have to give in to a craving for an In-N-Out Burger.

What’s your favorite beauty booster?

Emily: I think my skin and hair look better from drinking lots of juices.

What’s your favorite fashion investment?

Emily: I got Isabel Marant boots that go with everything.

What’s your favorite fantasy?

Emily: When I’m on-set, I’m thinking, I love my job but I really want to be fishing now.

What’s your favorite read?

Emily: The Art of Racing in the Rain. This book’s look at the world through the eyes of a dog changed my perspective on animals.

What’s your favorite scary face?

Emily: My evil Emily look is called The Croc, for crocodile. I don’t make that face in my daily life—well, maybe a little!

I don’t …

Emily: I don’t deprive myself—that’s so boring! The best revenge? Being happy.

One comment

  1. ForVanAngel September 20, 2012 | 6:29 am |

    Thank you very much, not only beautiful pictures but a great, interesting interview with extraordinary questions and impressive answers by Emily. Btw. you missed make one line bold.

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