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Amanda Gorman is the multi hyphenate creative we’ve all been waiting for. At just 23-years-old the poised poet and model has already accomplished a lifetime’s worth of work. She published her first volume of poetry, served as poet laureate of Los Angeles, and obtained a deal with a major children’s book publisher before her 21st birthday. With potential like that it’s no wonder that we can’t wait to see what she does next. Find out five reasons we are rooting for this young artist below. 

She’s Creative 

The inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate captured the attention of the nation when she read her poem “The Hill We Climb,” at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Since then the poem was released as a hardcover book that became an instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller. The renewed interest caused the public to revisit her earlier work and find it was just as amazing. 

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

She’s Stylish 

Gala co-chair Gorman arrived on the red carpet looking like an ethereal goddess. Never one to miss an opportunity to educate, she slipped a few symbols into her ensemble including a book shaped clutch that represented the power of the written word. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Co-chair Amanda Gorman attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG21/Getty Images)

She’s Versatile 

Gorman can tailor her talents to any setting. This year she became the first ever poet to perform at the Super Bowl

She’s Beautiful (Inside and Out)

She and her flawless skin signed a contract with IMG Models. In September, Gorman was announced as Estée Lauder’s first global changemaker for their Writing Change initiative.

She’s Confident 

Gorman recently graduated from Harvard University with a degree in sociology. Themes of equality for all genders and races frequently appear in her work. It’s no surprise when sitting down with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, the phenom was asked if she would be brave enough to try her hand at taking over the oval office. Gorman threw her hand back chuckled and said “absolutely.” 

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 23: Amanda Gorman attends American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 23, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)


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