Naked Eye (magazine)

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Naked Eye
Naked Eye (magazine cover).jpg
Frequency Quarterly
Publisher Brand U Media
Year founded 1999
Final issue 2010
Country Canada
Based in Montreal
Language English

Naked Eye Magazine was a Canadian entertainment and lifestyle publication distributed by Brand U Media on a quarterly basis and then biannual basis. The magazine was published between 1999 and 2010 with interruptions.


Naked Eye magazine's publicly stated primary mandate was to "celebrate Canadian culture by covering national talent with a global perspective". The magazine focused on both Canadian and international celebrities and trends.[1]

The magazine originally launched in Montreal, Quebec, under XMMA promoter and publisher (and then editor) Burton Rice in 1999 but folded in under a year.[2][3] It was relaunched as a quarterly in Fall 2007.[4]

The target reader group of the magazine was people aged between 18 and 35.[2]

Previously featured celebrities[edit]

Naked Eye had a policy of only featuring Canadians on its cover.

Originally cover subjects were limited to actors and musicians, though towards the last issues this expanded to subjects including an ultimate fighter and a latex fetish model.

Fall 2007: Ryan Reynolds
Winter 2008: Pamela Anderson
Spring 2008: Feist
Summer 2008: The Kids in the Hall
Fall 2008: Emmanuelle Chriqui
Winter 2009: Rachelle Lefevre
Spring 2009: Bianca Beauchamp
Summer 2009: Georges St-Pierre
Fall 2009: Nelly Furtado
Issue #10: Lights (musician)
Issue #11: Malin Akerman


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  2. ^ a b Jerry Langton (16 March 2011). Fighter: The Unauthorized Biography of Georges St-Pierre, UFC Champion. John Wiley and Sons. p. 197. ISBN 978-1-118-01738-8. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Naked Eye publisher charged in "Project Machine"". Masthead Online. Montreal. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Naked Eye Magazine Marks Its First Anniversary". CNW. Montreal. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2015.