A rising star!
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman recently signed with IMG models, The Root reports.
22-year-old Gorman recently made history as the youngest poet to ever read at a Presidential inauguration, wowing viewers with her original piece, “The Hill We Climb.” No stranger to firsts, in 2014, the Los Angeles native became the first Youth Poet Laureate of the city, making magic twice as the first National Youth Poet Laureate of the U.S. in 2017. Now the poet prodigy has signed with IMG, an international modeling agency that will assist Gorman with securing “brand endorsements and other fashion-adjacent opportunities.”
During the inauguration, Gorman’s ensemble was as much a part of the conversation as her poem. She donned a beautiful canary yellow coat, crowned with a red satin Prada headband and earrings gifted from Oprah. She recently spoke to Harpers Bazaar about her fashion, saying, “I’m a Black woman with a powerful pen and a big heart, and I like my look to reflect that pride.”
This is exactly what I wanted! Blessings upon blessings upon blessings upon blessings! Book deals! Writing tours! Speaking engagements! May this young woman’s pockets never be empty! I want an overflow! 7+ figures in her bank by the end of 2020. https://t.co/67xpEGlALg
— I just live here. (@Dlwinfie) January 27, 2021
She added that she also enjoys “loud, regal-looking dresses embroidered with flowers,” Black designer Victor Glemaud’s “super stylish and comfy knitwear,” and her Black History Month Nike Air Force 1s. “Their colorful threads and metallics [make me] feel like I’m walking forward on my heritage,” Gorman expressed. She also shouted out coconut oil, which she, along with every Black girl ever, believes can fix anything.
Gorman’s signing with IMG is just the latest in her plot for world domination. She is currently working on two children’s books, the first entitled Change Sings, described by Gorman as “a kind of poetic rallying cry for kids who want to make a difference,” scheduled to hit shelves this September. She is also teasing a 2036 presidential run, already testing out the hashtag #comandainchief – we stan!
Whatever Gorman decides to do, we know it will be great!
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