[Close Up] Lala Anthony Is A Vision On ‘Essence’

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Lala Anthony is giving the girls exactly what we need with her new September/October cover in Essence magazine. Lensed by JD Barnes, the entrepreneur rocks a soft glam beauty beat crafted by Rokael Lizama and a braided hair slay coiffed by César DeLeon Ramirez.

Styled by Jason Rembert, Lala gives us a lesson in high fashion posing in pieces from Max Mara, Carolina Herrera, Valentino and Miu Miu. Inside the issue, the beauty gets candid about her acting career, her new show on Starz, co-parenting, advocating for Afro-Latinas and so much more.

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“To this day, with my acting, you’ll still have people who are like, ‘Oh, that’s La La from MTV,’ ” she tells Essence. “And it’s like, well, that was a huge part of my life, but I’ve evolved since then. I’ve moved on since then. I’ve worked really hard, but sometimes I feel like because I was known for something else, I have to prove myself in these new spaces even more than the next person.”

Read her full cover story here.