Following an Instagram Live video earlier this month where she admitted to being bullied at school, Aoki Lee Simmons has not let that interfere with her studies as the 16-year-old has been accepted into Harvard University.
Aoki, the daughter of Kimora and Russell Simmons, shared a tearful video that documented the moment she found out she was accepted into the Ivy League school with the caption that reads, “I’m only 16 and I’m going to Harvard baby! Insert emotional crying face.”
Aoki also quoted her mother Kimora Lee Simmons saying, “thank god you got in on your own honey cause you can’t row,” which is in reference to the recent USC scandal involving Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. The women are among 50 people being charged for their involvement in a bribery and cheating scheme to get unqualified children into top colleges. According to NBC News, court papers revealed that Loughlin allegedly told a cooperating witness that she would arrange for one of her daughters to be photographed on a rowing machine to bolster the false claim on the college application that her daughter was on a crew team.
“Thank you so much to every single person who helped me along the way. I am excited and honored and so so grateful,” Aoki writes.
Congratulations to Aoki!
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I’m only 16 and I’m going to Harvard baby! Insert emotional crying face. @kimoraleesimmons “thank god you got in on your own honey cause you can’t row” 😂😂😂 thank you so much to every single person who helped me along the way. I am excited and honored and so so grateful. 👩🏽🎓👩🏽🎓👩🏽🎓 #harvard2023