Seventeen Puts Reader on the Cover for the First Time

Meet the pretty amazing Zoë Damacela.
by Dyan Zarzuela   |  Sep 6, 2011
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Behind the scenes of Seventeen's photo shoot featuring Zoë and the other cover contest finalists

For the first time ever, Seventeen magazine has featured a reader on their cover. Zoë Damacela, a 19-year-old fashion designer and winner of MTV's Pretty Amazing TV special, is all smiles on the cover of Seventeen's October 2011 issue.

Zoë overcame a tough childhood—she and her mom were homeless during certain periods—and she now studies at Northwestern University in Illinois while running her five-year-old business, Zoë Damacela Apparel. Supermodel and TV host Tyra Banks has worn one of her pieces and Zoë has met US President Barack Obama. Pretty amazing indeed!

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