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#WCW: Yara Shahidi, a positive role model for girls

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Yara Shahidi is a talented young woman who can be described as a “class act”. That is why she is this week’s Woman Crush Wednesday. The 20-year-old American actress, model and activist begun her TV career at the age of six.

As a former child star, Yara has managed to maintain her dignity and integrity in a business that has tarnished other celebrities who begun their careers as children in Hollywood.

Miss Shahidi uses her platform to vocalise her political and human rights beliefs.

At such a young age, Yara has demonstrated a great deal of maturity. She is authentically cute, quirky and doesn’t try too hard to look and act much older than she is making her a great role model for other young girls. 

Yara begun her career at the age of six in advertisements for McDonalds, Target, Disney and Ralph Laureen among other companies
She plays Zoey Johnson in sitcom series ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Grown-ish’
When visiting Anguilla, Yara took a separate suitcase for her books and snacks. She the ultimate combination of beauty and brains!
At such a young age, Yara has demonstrated a great deal of maturity
Yara Shahidi is half Iranian-American, from her father’s side, and half African-American from her mother’s side
The name ‘Yara’ means "Someone who is close to your heart" in Persian
Yara won an NAACP Image Award for 'Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy' in 2014

(Images: Instagram - @yarashahidi)

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