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“Black-ish” actress Yara Shahidi has been named as the new global ambassador for luxury fashion brand Dior.
Shahidi will be representing both Dior beauty and clothing in her partnership with the brand. She announced the happy news on her Instagram page.
“Can you spot the NEWEST @dior GLOBAL ambassador for BOTH beauty AND fashion 👀 #letsgetit 🤎 J A S O N B O L D E N 🤎 D O N O V A N T A T U M🤎” she wrote in the caption of the video.
Shahidi and Dior have collaborated before for the Dior Stands with Women initiative on International Women’s Day.
“What we know to be true is that so many young women aren’t given the space to be heard consistently, to feel as though people are genuinely taking the time to understand what they’re saying,” Yara shared in the video for the campaign.
“And so when I go in to fight for what I believe is right, or what I believe is crucial to a certain project, I think there are many times that women — and it’s only exacerbated if you are a woman of color — tow the line between being viewed as assertive and driven or aggressive. And it is important and requires constant conversation even for me to know that my being assertive, my being driven and my being committed is not something to ever be ashamed of.”
Shahidi is currently studying for a degree in Social Studies and African-American studies at Harvard University in Boston. Shahidi, who was accepted at every college to which she applied and even received a recommendation letter from former First Lady Michelle Obama.