Kerry Washington, whose career is on fire, nabbed the December/January cover of Lucky. But it doesn't look anything like her.

It's like a mix of the lighting, the makeup and some Photoshopping, but Washington is nearly unrecognizable. We wouldn't know it was her unless someone told us, which the cover tag does.

It's likely the uneven application of the illuminator, which gives off a soft, pink sheen, under her eyes and the fact that her hair is being blown by a fan that make the image seem so off and unbalanced.

Washington is a stunner – and an amazing 'SNL' host — but this cover doesn't do her any favors. She did tweet the cover with a "WOO HOO," so she doesn't seem unhappy with it. And if she's happy, that's all that matters.

But we have to ask -- what were the Lucky editors thinking?

Remember, Britney Spears' most recent Lucky cover was pretty unflattering, with her outfit and hair making the sexpot look too soccer mom.

See Washington in all her flawless beauty below, which we have to say that Lucky didn't do justice to.

Kerry Washington
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