The category is super model realness and Indya Moore is winning the ball. With a new season of Pose premiering on FX Tuesday night, the excitement around the fate of the characters is growing. A standout in season one, Angel is on her way to proving everyone wrong, including herself, about what a model looks like.
Played by Moore, Angel is a unique cocktail of confidence and modesty, beauty and grit, and palpable tenderness topped off with a pinch of that New York City toughness you only get from being born and bred in one of the five boroughs. She’s optimistic and shameful at the same time, and genuine but not always honest, which brings a complexity to the character that makes you want more of her.
It’s hard to believe that the actress, model, and advocate initially read for the part of Blanca, as they bring the heart of Angel through the lens so dynamically.
They’re just as much of a delight on the red carpet, as we wait to see what they will do next. Since the first season of Pose ended until today, Indya Moore has been serving up beauty that makes you keep your fingers ready to double tap. Whether they’re rocking a natural fresh-faced look, a dramatic eye and lip duo, some gold grills, or a trendsetting ‘do, they never disappoint. So, as we wait anxiously for our next small screen dose of Moore as Angel, we look back at a year of beauty that ranked tens across the board.
At The 2019 Golden Globe Awards
With “Angel” eyes, crimson lips, and a Chaka Khan-like mane, Indya shut down the red carpet.
Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
At The 2018 Tony Awards
Indya added a touch of glitter and face art to their look for the 72nd annual Tony Awards.
At The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards In New York
A little gold shimmer and mascara went a long way for Indya’s GLAAD Media awards look earlier this year.
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Image
At The Trevor Project’s 2018 TrevorLIVE LA Gala
Indya really got creative with their lip makeup, keeping the rest of this look pretty natural.
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
At The 2018 GQ Men Of The Year Party
They added a floral crown to their crown for a pretty purple accented updo.
At The Louis Vuitton Womenswear FW 2019/2020 Show
They brought face to Paris Fashion Week with fresh flawless skin.
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
At The 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards
Rocking Bantu knots and a matte mauve lip, they brought the beauty even with a mean mug.
Gary Gershoff/Getty Images
In New York City, Fall 2018
Indya was confidently representing the red, white, and blue ‘fit and face at the Calvin Klein NYFW show.
Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images
At The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
They were angelic in all white with gold hair accents, and a deep wine colored pout.
At Ebony Magazine’s Ebony’s Power 100 Gala
Back in 2018 Indya was drenched in a sun-kissed glow and this fall’s rainbow graffiti eye makeup trend before it was trending.
At The Foxtel 2018/2019 Drama Showcase
Proving that sometimes a black stripe down a red lip is all you need to make a look a lewk.
The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion
They got campy with dominatrix hair at this year’s Met Gala.
Karwai Tang/Getty Images