Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman is on the May issue of Vogue Magazine. The publication announced Wednesday (April 7) that the National Youth Poet Laureate would be their “cover star.”
The California native gained national recognition after her moving performance during the Inauguration ceremony of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The 23-year-old Harvard-educated writer also performed during the Super Bowl game this year, too, continuing her rise and gaining fans along the way.
Vogue revealed two covers of the May 2021 edition of the publication featuring Gorman. In one cover, the poet is sitting regally sporting a one-shouldered printed dress and dazzling belt. The other features a Gorman wearing beige gown and floral-accented headband.
Soon after her recitation of “The Hill We Climb” during the inauguration, Gorman signed a modeling contract with IMG modeling agency.
In the profile, Gorman describes her relationships with some high-profile political figures. She called former First Lady Michelle Obama as “the cool auntie,” and former President Barack Obama as “dadlike.”
She also revealed that she’s turned down $17 million in deals from companies in the last few months.
“I have to be conscious of taking commissions that speak to me,” she said. The Hill reported that Gorman has been getting plenty of offers from fashion brands, too. The outlet reported that one of Gorman’s staff members had to tell fashion houses to stop sending flowers to her apartment because the number of bouquets were messing with her allergies.
Gorman’s two books are set to be released later on this year. Check out this Black woman-owned bookstore for more of Gorman’s work.
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