How many people can say they got a recommendation letter from a former first lady? So far, Yara Shahidi makes one.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama gave Black-ish star, Yara Shahidi, a top-of-the-line co-sign for college. Though she hasn’t publicly settled on a number one choice, the 17-year-old will certainly have her choice of acceptance letters with Michelle’s support (hopefully one being from Michelle’s alma mater, Harvard University). The young actress humbly stated to W Magazine:
“She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say.”
Being on a hit TV show and her academic success aren’t the only things Yara can be proud of. She is also a very active player in the community with the creation of her mentoring foundation, Yara’s Club, which she is working on launching.
#BlackGirlMagic continues to rise. We wish you “Good luck,” Yara!