Actress Yara Shahidi snagged a modeling deal with New York’s Women Management. This Blackish star really defines what it means to have #BlackGirlMagic as she balances her career with her schooling. She is no stranger to modeling, her father is a photographer & she even modeled for her cousin’s Destiny’s Lipmatic lip gloss line-which is organic. In addition of signing the modeling deal she is encouraging young girls to focus on STEM studies.
Here is what she said about the modeling deal:
“[Representation] is equally important within the modeling industry. 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.”
Currently, she is gearing up for a third season of Blackish and still continue to represent for young girls everywhere.