What happens when a new Hollywood star emerges? The star gets their schedule filled up with photo shoots, press events and interviews. Struggling on a monthly basis to find a suitable figure for a front cover, men’s magazines gets all excited when a male actor rise from gravel. Putting a popular man the front cover plus an interview about how stoned they used to get while smoking weed on board a roller coaster or how much alcohol they used to drink tend to result in bumped up circulation.
Oddly men’s magazines have a tendency of giving actors in their early 20s a pathetic styling treatment. With artificially looking facial hair resembling well taken care of genital areas and excessive retouching young stars are made into look more sterile in order for the cover not to look like it’s aimed at fanatic teens. Funny enough the end result often mimics a girl dressed and styled as a man for a school play. Shia Labeouf is not an exception and has been transformed by both GQ US and Arena magazine into something that would make Megatron laugh his screws off.