Jessica Pels

Jessica Pels

Editor-in-Chief

As the editor of Cosmopolitan, I oversee the editorial for all of Cosmo's efforts across print, digital, video, and emerging platforms. Previously I served as the digital director of Marie Claire, where I tripled our readership, and I've held print and hybrid posts at Glamour and Teen Vogue. In 2013 I launched an interactive e-commerce platform for a fashion-tech startup, and in a former life I was a ballet dancer and NYU film student. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and my adorable  dog. 

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28 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for the Procrastinators Among Us (Cough Cough)

Get ready to *finally* check off every person on your list.✓

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Meet Your New Podcast Obsession: A Broadway Musical Made Just for Your Earbuds

'36 Questions'—starring 'Frozen's Jonathan Groff and up-and-comer Jessie Shelton—is breaking the mold in more ways than one.

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Ariana Grande Just Opened Up About the Manchester Concert Bombing

The star speaks out following tonight's attack.

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Kylie Jenner Is Twinning with Beyoncé's Epic Naked Dress Right Now

It's really too good *not* to copy, you know?

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Help Us Win a Webby Award!

Our Women and Guns project has been nominated for a People's Voice honor—but we need your vote to win.

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Trump Fired the Acting Attorney General for Refusing to Defend the Muslim Ban

This hasn't happened since the Nixon administration.

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Kanye West Is Reportedly Out of the Hospital

Following a "nervous breakdown," the star is headed back home.

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Warning: Hillary Clinton's Thanksgiving Surprise Might Make You Bawl

Especially if you've had a...how shall we say...politically tense holiday?

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Inside Taylor Swift and Her Squad's Stereotypically Enviable Thanksgiving

There was, of course, a mannequin challenge.

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Donald Trump Has Won the American Presidency

In a last-minute surge, the unconventional candidate's voters turned out in droves.

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Mila Kunis Is Pregnant Again!

Bigger family for Ashton and Mila, more cuteness for us.

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KFC Just Released Nail Polishes That Taste Like Fried Chicken

Who *hasn't* asked themselves if the world would be a better place with fried chicken-flavored nails?

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Kim Kardashian Seals Her Daughter's Fate: North West Will Be Wearing a "Sexy Robot" Dress to Prom

So it is decreed on the Met Gala red carpet; so shall it be.

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Here's Every Single Angle of Taylor Swift's *Fascinating* Met Gala Dress

The co-chair is turning heads with this short silver number.

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Oscar Winners 2016: See the Full List of Academy Awards Champs

Updated live throughout the night.

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Prepare Your Praise Emojis: Rihanna Has Bestowed 'Anti' Upon Us

Anybody got some Dolce & Gabbana headphones we can borrow?

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Follow as We Snap Live from the Golden Globes

Exclusive access to everything from the red carpet to the after-parties.

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Kate Middleton Gives a Sneak Peek of the Fam's Christmas Plans

Prince George on Christmas is going to be even more squishable than usual.

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Explaining Gigi Hadid's Magic Hair

Everyone thinks she cut it, but she didn't—and this is how she tricked us.

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Chrissy Teigen Shows Off Her Adorable Growing Baby Bump

It's cute and all, but "Somebody is early to the party."