Making a name for yourself in the entertainment industry is not an easy feat, but Zuri Hall has been sprinkling her #blackgirlmagic everywhere she lands. The Emmy award-winning TV host and newest member to the E! News family, made her New York Fashion Week debut last week as she strutted her stuff in the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection presentation.
In addition to lending a hand to various causes and her #AlphaBae social and lifestyle movement, the 29-year-old beauty always pushes through with stunning beauty and fashion moments that we just can’t get enough of. So, of course, we jumped at the opportunity to have a sit down with the starlet backstage to talk all things Black beauty, being fearless, favorite beauty products and more!
Tatayana Yomary: Why is celebrating this event so important to you?
Zuri Hall: Walking in the Red Dress Collection is really important to me because I’m blessed enough to be developing this platform and so the question becomes, “What do I want to do with it?” “What do I want to say?” Health in general, especially heart health, is so important and it’s something that a lot of people take for granted or just don’t know a lot about- especially African-American women. As a group, we are the least likely to consider heart disease or stroke the number one cause of death for women, and the truth is that is the case. So, as a Black woman who is learning to take her health seriously, I want to encourage other Black women to do the same.
TY: What can we do to keep this conversation going?
ZH: I think, it’s about passing out the knowledge. I didn’t realize for a long time that heart disease was the number one killer for women and so it’s about passing on that information. It’s about having that chat when you’re about to pick up that french fry and be like, “Girl, let me just tell you something real quick.” And I love a french fry, but it’s about all things in moderation and it’s about keeping up with your health.
It’s also about encouraging the people around you, the people you love, to stay on top of their health. Whether it’s heart disease or anything else, a lot of times we ignore our bodies and I’ve ignored my body for a really long time. It was only once I started listening to it, going to the doctor even if I didn’t feel like it, getting that checkup that I thought I could skip, that’s when I started to get in tune with my body. That’s how I’ve been able to catch things that could have been a problem if I let fester.