Selah Marley is a star in her own right. Pushing past being the daughter of Lauryn Hill and granddaughter of Bob Marley, the beauty is forging her own path as a model and “knowledge junkie.” At just 18, she’s already been tapped to serve as the face of Beyoncé’s Ivy Park, shot campaigns for Miu Miu and Calvin Klein and walked for Yeezy and Chanel. Now, the teen stars as “the girl of the moment” in a cover spread for the UK Sunday Times April 9, 2017 style issue.
For the spread, the beauty poses it up in an edgy mix of streetwear and denim-on-denim looks while sporting a fresh face and teenie weenie afro. In side, she talks Black woman empowerment and going deeper than modeling.
On Beyonce and woman empowerment:
“I think a lot of times the image that black women have in the media is quite negative,” said Marley, herself an avid athlete and former gymnast. “I think Beyoncé working to really empower and show the grace and beauty and intelligence in young black women is really beautiful.”
What she’s working on next:
I’m working on a project that basically expresses the entirety of myself. I feel like modeling can be a little surface,” she says. “I think this project is really just the purest expression of myself and things I’ve internalized for a long time [.] It’s a little bit of a blog. I don’t really know what to call it, but it’s going to be a really interactive, visually enticing experience.”
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