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.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Indya Moore attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by 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.
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Indya Moore attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
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.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 04: Indya Moore attends the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards New York at New York Hilton Midtown on May 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for GLAAD)
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.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 02: Indya Moore attends The Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 02, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by 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.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 06: Actress Indya Moore attends the 2018 GQ Men Of The Year party at Benedict Estate on December 06, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic,)
At The Louis Vuitton Womenswear FW 2019/2020 Show
They brought face to Paris Fashion Week with fresh flawless skin.
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Indya Moore attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by 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.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 20: Actress Indya Moore attends the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by 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.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Indya Moore is seen arriving at Calvin Klein SS19 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Calvin Klein NYC Headquarters 205 West 39th Street on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by 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.
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 13: Indya Moore attends the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards)
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.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 30: Actress Indya Moore attends Ebony Magazine's Ebony's Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 30, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
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.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Indya Moore attends Foxtel's 2018/2019 Drama Showcase at Dendy Opera Quays on September 26, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/WireImage)
The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion
They got campy with dominatrix hair at this year's Met Gala.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Indya Moore arrives for the 2019 Met Gala celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)