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Tina Fey's Elle Cover Modeling Tips: 'Just Turn Your Brain Off and Pretend Like it Makes Sense for You to Be There'

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Ever wondered how it feels to be a cover girl for a national fashion magazine? Let Tina Fey fill you in — she’s covering Elle for their November Women in Hollywood series.

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“It feels great,” Tina Fey tells reporters at the 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills Monday night, where she received an award while wearing a Calvin Klein Collection LBD.

Plus, as Fey, 44, points out, it’s kinda neat to switch into Beyoncé mode for a day. “It kind of is for a while!” says the actress of having fun with her her sexy — and leggy — shoot (below). “Why not?”

Should any of us find ourselves in the same position, Fey has some modeling advice, and it’s fairly simple: “Just turn your brain off and pretend like it makes sense for you to be there,” she says.

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And how did her two most important critics — daughters Alice, 9, and Penelope, 3 — react to their mom’s modeling stint? “They have not seen it,” says Fey, 44. “But I think the day I did the shoot, I came home and just was immediately asked, ‘Why do you have so much makeup on?’ They get very suspicious if I have makeup on.”

Well, no one ever said modeling was easy.

What do you think of Fey’s photoshoot? Which cover was your fave?

–Mariah Haas

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