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Yara Shahidi Proves Young Black Hollywood Just Keeps Winning!

The new generation of young Black Hollywood is absolutely unstoppable!

Over the last few years we’ve been gifted with the talent, beauty and intelligence of young Black women like Zendaya and Amandla Stenberg, and joining the ranks is young Yara Shahidi!

Shahidi has shot to fame starring as the oldest daughter in the hit sitcom “Black-ish” and also plays the young version of everyone’s favorite wine sipping hero Olivia Pope, on “Scandal.” Not only is the young starlet beyond talented, she’s also an avid STEM learner and advocate, and has been making her mark in the fashion world.

Photographed on red carpets in everything from Moschino to Tommy Hilfiger she’s become a staple on best dressed lists. Her natural hair spread for Vogue was absolutely flawless and she’s clearly no stranger to some well-deserved spotlight.

READ: ‘Black-ish’ Beauty Yara Shahidi Shines in Teen Vogue Shoot!

So it was a natural next step for Shahidi to get into professional modeling. She recently signed with New York’s Women Management and is gearing up to really represent women of color in media.

In an interview with Vouge she explained “It’s important to see yourself in media. We live with those ads, we follow the careers of our favorite models and support them because these images become a part of our culture. If I can add one more voice to the conversation, one more face to the spectrum, then I’ve accomplished something.”

Shahidi is blazing a path straight to the top and we can’t wait to see where her new ventures take her!

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.