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All the Things Rihanna's New Vogue Cover Looks Like

Photo: Vogue

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Rihanna just landed her fourth American Vogue cover, which features the singer in a Tom Ford gown, walking gloriously out of a pool of water. Check it out:

As many a Twitter user has pointed out, you can't have a celebrity walking on water without it looking like other things. For example, certain watercolor paintings of Jesus:

Photo: @musicnews_shade/Twitter

Photo: snugglebunny105/Photobucket

Photo: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Also, a specific Botticelli masterpiece:

Photo: Wikipedia

... as well as the innumerable recreations of "The Birth of Venus" throughout history, including this spectacular photo shoot of Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan:

Photo: The Daily Mail

Another thing Rihanna's Vogue cover looks like is Marty McFly on his hoverboard:

Photo: Pop Sci

This portrait of Jennifer Aniston for the April issue of Harper's Bazaar:

Photo: Camilla Akrans/Harper's Bazaar

The album cover for Akon's Freedom:

Photo: Rolling Stone

This couple's elaborate wedding photo:

Photo: Tony Gambino/Cosmopolitan

This 2010 New Yorker cover:

Photo: The New Yorker

A puppy walking out of a lake:

Photo: Shutterstock/Dezi

And finally, this stock image of a plant:

Photo: Shutterstock/schab