Meet Amanda Gorman, America’s First Youth Poet Laureate

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Amanda Gorman (Pictured with Hillary Clinton)

Amanda Gorman, a 19-year-old Harvard University sophomore is the United States’ first National Youth Poet Laureate. Gorman was reportedly named America’s Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate in April, 2017 by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

While growing up Amanda Gorman struggled with a hearing impairment and speech impediment but it was never going to hinder her from becoming the poet, activist, author and brand ambassador that she is today.

@amandascgorman | via InstagramGorman is the first youth to become Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, prior to her becoming the Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the West (Western USA). The OZY Genius Award winner was subsequently brought to the attention of Michelle Obama and now, Gorman is a HERLead Ambassador for Vital Voices, a global women network founded by Hillary Clinton.

Amanda Gorman, according to the New York Times, “writes poetry with a cleareyed mix of autobiography, social issues and historical motifs”. She read her poem ‘An American Lyric’ at the inaugural reading of her friend, Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, at the Library of Congress — the first time a youth poet ever opened for a Library of Congress Poet Laureate Consultant.

Gorman’s 1Pen1Page organization helps “students storytellers to change the world”. Despite all of her achievements at such a young age, Amanda Gorman told the New York Times that she would love to run for the office of the President of the United States (POTUS) someday. In fact, her Instagram bio reads “President 2036” and she wants you to “put that in your iCloud calendar”.

 

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Adwoa Aboah Covers British Vogue Magazine

Adwoa Aboah | Teen VogueSupermodel Adwoa Aboah appears on the cover of the December 2017 issue of British Vogue magazine, which hits magazine stands today.

“Speechless, overwhelmed and grateful” Aboah took to social media to express her excitement and appreciation on being a cover girl for the magazine. Thanking the new British Vogue Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful in an Instagram post, the British-Ghanaian model confessed “Never in a million years did I think that one day I’d be on the cover of @britishvogue even more so one that marks such a monumental change and a new beginning”. Considering that the issue is the first British Vogue magazine issue by Enninful, Aboah added “I’m so very proud of you, you deserve this. Thank you for choosing me to be your first cover girl”.

Steven Miesel /British VogueShe went on to thank other professionals that made it all possible, including photographer Steven Miesel.

Congratulations to Adwoa Aboah and Edward Enninful on their first British Vogue Magazine cover!

 

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Akinadé Bombshell Curves of the Day: Irene The Dream

Akinadé Bombshell Curves of the Day: Irene The Dream

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Irene The Dream is an entrepreneur and model. The cute yummy mommy is also into party hosting and owns an online store PicturePerfectStyle.com that sells women wears like bodysuits, lingerie, onesies, etc.

Irene’s curves (especially her hips), together with her slim waist could pass for the world’s 10th wonder because they are amazing.

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Obviously, she leverages their picture perfect-ness when it comes to the promotion of her brand.

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Akinadé Hottie of the Day: Valeria Orsini

Planet Akinadé Hottie of the Day: Valeria Orsini

Valeria Orsini | Instagram

Today’s Akinadé Hottie of the Day is one of the most popular fitness models on Instagram. She’s an ambassador for several fitness brands and even owns an online fitness fabrics store SuperFitBabes.com with Giselle Alonso of ShapeWaist.com.

Valeria Orsini, who happens to be multi-ethnic (considering her Colombian, Italian and Puerto Rican heritage) definitely takes her glute and squat workouts seriously, which probably explains her incredibly sculptured body and perky backside.

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Naomie Harris Gets Honoured with OBE

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In case you have not heard, British actress and Oscar nominee Naomie Harris has been officially appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen of England. The Queen reportedly honoured Harris during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, February 23, 2017, for her services to drama.

HELLO! Canada reported that the James Bond 007 and Moonlight star gave credit to director Danny Boyle after the ceremony, when she told reporters “He really gave me a chance when nobody else would at the start of my career when I had no credits to my name. Then later on he gave me a part in Frankenstein at the National after having left drama school ten years before and not having done any theatre. He took a chance again and that’s how Bond happened”.

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Later, the actress whose filmography also includes After the Sunset, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Collateral Beauty, posted a picture from the ceremony on Facebook with this long caption: “As the daughter of an immigrant, it was with an added sense of pride that I received an OBE from the Queen today. I spent the ceremony reflecting on how my deceased grandparents would have felt seeing their granddaughter receive this kind of recognition from a country they fought so hard to be accepted by. I am proud to be British, and proud to be of Jamaican/Trinidadian descent, and I am incredibly proud of all the sacrifices my grandparents made so that I could live my dreams.”

Harris said she was impressed by how youthful the Queen looked, “She looked incredibly young and really healthy – and she has good skin.”, she added.

 

 

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Akinadé Bombshell Curves: Lucia ‘Drew’ Ondrisova (Swimsuit Photoshoot)

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Slovak curvy model and fashion/beauty blogger, Lucia Ondrisova (Drew) has released a number of steamy hot photos from her recent swimsuit photoshoot.

Drew is the first model to reach out to and to be featured by Planet Akinadé.  Said photos were posted to her Facebook page facebook.com/drew.plusizemodel  on Friday and they are just as delicious as her luscious curves.

 

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Models who would like to be featured in our Akinadé Hottie or Akinadé Bombshell Curves category may email their portfolios with photos attached to emailsforakinade@gmail.com

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20 Akinadé Bombshell Curves in Hollywood (2016)

 

 

They are definitely some of the sexiest women in Hollywood and these singers, reality TV stars, actresses, female rappers and history makers are all blessed in every way. Ladies and gents, I give you 20 Akinadé Bombshell Curves in Hollywood for the year 2016.

Kim Kardashian 

 Mrs. West is famous for a lot of reasons and that includes her luscious curves. We will never forget the time she broke the internet with them, which is one reason why she appears on the 20 Akinadé Bombshell Curves in Hollywood list for 2016.

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Nicki Minaj

She’s always quick to remind us that she’s got a “big, fat ass” like we don’t know already. It’s just amazing how this Cash Money queen from Queens, New York, is perfectly curvaceous to be envied by so many women all over the world.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez wowed us with her music, her acting skills and her curvy derriere in the late 80s and early 00s. Nearing her fifties, Jenny from the block is still bootyful and I’m very certain, that right now, the ‘Booty’ singer’s famous exes rue their parting ways with the her.

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Beyoncé 

Her name is synonymous to bootylicious, a term she promoted enough to be included in a popular dictionary. Beyoncé’s one diva that so many men would love to be associated with. However, her man, Jay Z, is the lord of her curves (no matter what happens between them).

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Christina Hendricks

An Akinadé Bombshell Curves in Hollywood list cannot be complete without this buxom actress. Most people became aware of her jaw dropping endowments via the hit TV series Mad Men. I’m sure many women could relate when Christina said “Sure, I’d be happier with 10 pounds off, wouldn’t every woman? But when I looked at pictures of myself at the Emmys, I thought I looked beautiful. I didn’t tear myself apart”.

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Ashley Graham

Remember her? She’s the model who recently made history when she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit edition, making her the first plus size model to achieve that feat. Ashley had earlier appeared in a ‘Swimsuits for All’ ad in the same magazine’s 2015 swimsuit issue, which promoted the ‘You’ve Got It. Flaunt It’ campaign.

 

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Amber Rose

Kanye West once revealed in one of his hip-hop verses that every rapper wants to get down with his ex-girlfriend, adding that he has respect for Wiz (Khalifa), speaking of whom is the father of Amber’s child. Anyway, sexy Amber recently stated in an interview that her new man treats her like a queen, which should not be a surprise because shapely women like Amber Rose deserve to be queened.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – DECEMBER 18: Model Amber Rose attends the PEOPLE Magazine Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Mariah Carey

Mariah’s ability to hit the highest notes is well known but aside from that, she’s also blessed with wonderful curves. Sometimes, I wonder why she had to ask him the supercilious question “why are you so obsessed with me?” in her hit track ‘Obsessed’.

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Trina

She’s the “million dollar chick” and one of the top female rappers in the game. Also known as Trina the boss chick and Trina rock star, Trina does not hide her “fuckboys” aversion, her Facebook page is pervaded with anti-fuckboy posts and memes. However, she might need to invent a fuckboys repellant if she does not want any of them around her million dollar curves.

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Jordin Sparks

This former American Idol is a sweetheart with a pretty smile. She is curvaceous too; so voluptuous enough to give Jason Derulo vertigo. Jordin’s got Akinade Bombshell Curves that we will always love like a tattoo.

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Jordin Sparks | via Facebook

 

Sofia Vergara

 

That sultry accent of Sofia Vergara’s is not the only reason why we love the Modern Family star. Her shapely curves have also endeared her to our hearts.

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Demi Lovato 

Most people did not realize Demi Lovato was no longer the young Disney star they used to know, until when steamy hot pictures of hers taken by Vanity Fair photographer, Patrick Ecclesine, were released. Said pictures revealed the new Demi and her breathtaking curves. What better way to encourage other curvy women to embrace their curves, than through those revealing snaps.

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Christina Aguilera 

Christina is absolutely voluptuous and she seems ageless just like her curves. It is just as though her song ‘Beautiful’ is dedicated to all women because “You’re beautiful, no matter what they say, words can’t bring you down.”

 

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett is a great actress and very easy on the eye; her scarlet-red lips please our senses and to cap it all, she’s got adorable curves too. Scarlett once stated in a 2008 interview “I’m curvy, I’m never going to be 5ft 11 and 120 pounds but I feel lucky with what I’ve got”. Scarlett Johansson’s figure is unarguably one reason why she’s one of the most searched female celebrities on the internet.

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Scarlett Johansson | via Google

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer is a very good mom, singer and actress. She’s just as voluptuous as her kissable lips and you will agree with me that David Otunga is a lucky man, right?. Anyway, this list can’t be complete if Jennifer Hudson is not mentioned.

 

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Chrisette Michele 

Chrisette has always been a person of interest ever since I saw her in Nas’ ‘Can’t Forget (About You)’ video. The ‘Fragile’ singer is, by all means, full figured with a cute face. When it comes to the 20 Akinadé Bombshell Curves in Hollywood list for 2016, I can’t forget about Chrisette Michele.

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Nicole ‘Coco’ Austin

She’s married to rapper and Law and Order: SVU star, Ice T, who she met in her early twenties. This bombshell has always had a “a small waist and her some hips” She revealed via an Instagram post that she was probably “too skinny” for Ice back in the day. However, Coco loves hitting the gym to get in shape.

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Coco | via Facebook

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Taraji P. Henson

She’s best known for playing the character of the fur-wearing empress of the ‘Empire’ in the hit FOX TV series. But Taraji has been around enough for us to know that, apart from her incredible acting skills, she’s also blessed with natural curves.

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Tracee Ellis Ross 

Tracee Ellis Ross has carved a niche for herself in entertainment, apart from her being the daughter of 12-time Grammy nominated singer, Diana Ross. It will be convenient to say the Girlfriends actress is naturally bootyful, which is why she’s on this list.

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Mýa Harrison (Mýa)

Grammy award-winning Mýa was very popular in the 90s as a singer, actress and sex symbol. Rapper, The Game raps in his ‘Dreams’ about dreaming to get down with a R & B sensation like Mya, when he saw “that ass on front of that King (magazine).”

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