How great would it be to have former First Lady Michelle Obama to write your college recommendation letter? Black-ish star Yara Shahidi had that happen for her. Talk about getting your choice of colleges after such a seal of approval!
Shahidi told W Magazine that the former First Lady not only wrote her recommendation letter, but also “gave her a ‘go get ‘em tiger’ back-rub before Shahidi took her AP exams.”
“She is a very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say,” she said.
Shahidi’s college ambitions include double-majoring in African American studies and sociology. Before she hits the books, though, she plans on taking a gap year.
Shahidi’s college life might coincide with the college years of her black-ish character Zoey; black-ish creator Kenya Barris has stated his interest in making a spin-off focusing on Zoey’s adventures in college. If black-ish is analogous to a more relevant version of The Cosby Show, the spin-off sounds like it could be the second coming of A Different World that we’ve been waiting on.
What would you give or do to have Michelle Obama write your college recommendation? Write about it in the comments section below!
Yara Shahidi is this week’s WOC Wednesday honoree! WHOO!