Yara Shahidi is winning.
Not only is she intelligent, talented, and beautiful — but the ‘Black-ish’ star has the support of former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Yara revealed that she was able to get Mrs. Obama to write her a letter of recommendation for college.
via Page Six:
“She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say,” Shahidi, 17, told W Magazine.
According to People, Shahidi has applied to several schools around the nation, including Harvard University.
Harvard is also the place where Malia Obama will begin school soon.
And like Malia, Shahidi plans to take a year off before hitting the books.
“I know when Malia Obama announced [she was deferring], she got a lot of slack, but I feel like what’s interesting is I know so many people that are deferring,” she told the site. “It’s more than to just roam around or just sit down and stare at a wall, but it will also give me an opportunity to work. I’ve been working more than half of my life and that’s always been balanced with school and all of the other responsibilities, so to have a year to focus on work and to focus on specified interests will be nice before I pick a career and choose what I want to study and my life path.”
Yara plans to double major in African-American studies and sociology. You go girl!