For 16 years, Utah Valley Magazine has had Utah Valley covered.
With six annual issues, 2016’s covers held a lot of familiar faces. We’ve shared your favorite recurring sections — celebrity lookalikes, Fab 40, high schoolers who will change the world — and talked to high profile local celebrities (cough, Donny Osmond, cough).
As you prepare for 2017, scroll through the past year and revisit the stories on some of the people who make Utah Valley great. Here’s a look back at all the magazine covers from the year as we look forward to the year to come.
Jan./Feb.: The Gardner Quad Squad
For the first time in 2016, Utah Valley Magazine named a “Person of the Year” — and the first time wasn’t really a person, but a family. The Gardner Quad Squad — a family with quadruplet then 1-year-old girls — shared their infertility struggles, new TV show and let us see what a day in their life was like. Read the cover story here.
March/April: Fab 40
Singer Bri Ray, who was on the final season of “American Idol” along with fellow contestant and Orem resident Jenn Blosil, joined 40 other fabulous people in Utah Valley, including BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum. Read the cover story here.
May/June: Donny Osmond
Here’s Donny! Donny Osmond was the first returning cover in Utah Valley Magazine’s 16 years in business. We caught up with the Provo-living celebrity on life and his new home decor line. Plus, we helped him recreate his first kiss with his wife Debbie 40 years later with a photo session at Sundance. Read the cover story here.
July/August: Kalani Sitake
BYU’s new head football coach Kalani Sitake and his wife Timberly took the time before the season started to sit down with our editor. We learned how Sitake bled blue his entire life and got a look into their family life. Read the cover story here.
Sept./Oct.: Celebrity Lookalikes
Eight local almost celebrities came to our office for our annual celebrity lookalikes feature. Let’s just say some of the lookalikes were bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S. From a Gwen Stefani to a Seth Rogen clone, these locals were totally twinning with celebrities. Read the cover story here.
Nov./Dec.: Tom Holdman
Twelve years ago Tom Holdman planted a seed with a goal to tell the history of knowledge in a glass panel display. That idea took root and branched out to become Roots of Knowledge, an 80-panel glass display which was unveiled at Utah Valley University Library on Nov. 18. But it was our holiday issue before that. Read the cover story here.