Four women were featured on different Elle magazine "Women In Television" issue covers, including Kaling, Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel, and Allison Williams. However, unlike the other three actresses whose full bodies were shown in the cover picture, only a close-up of Kaling's face is shown for her cover.
Many believed this was because Kaling wasn't as skinny as the other cover girls.
But at the red carpet event, Kaling set the record straight again about the controversy, and the good she thinks it did for the magazine and her career.
"The only think the controversy did was make more people see the cover," Kaling told ET's guest red carpet reporter Joe Zee, who is also Elle's creative director and frequent Entertainment Tonight correspondent and contributor. "The photo was so beautiful that I was like, 'Sure, David Letterman wants to talk about it now, because it's a thing,' so why not?"
"People kept showing the photo, which I love, and which looked like me, so I was so happy," Kaling added.
Check out the video for more from ET's Elle correspondent Joe Zee and many of the stars being honored by the magazine.