Nov 15, 2015

Yara Shahidi for Teen Vogue

Yara Shahidi the 15-year-old actress who plays the popular older sister “Zoey Johnson,” on ABC’s Black-Ish, has been making rounds in the industry for years now. The star served up 5 fierce looks for the spread and gushed about her love for her natural hair. Yara is simply stunning and understands the importance of image and cultural representation. The 15-year-old, whose mother is African-American and her father Iranian. She told Huffington Post last month that she turned down many roles before Black-Ish in order to steer clear of any negative stereotypes or poor portrayals of Black people. She is a beautiful role model for younger girls in this generation and stands firm in her beliefs. Keep rocking Yara!

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