The 30-year-old model announced on Instagram on Monday that she has been crowned Maxim’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive,’ leading the magazine’s 2021 Hot 100 ranking. With the new award, the singer and actress, who recently made a cameo in Coming 2 America, became the first Black woman to top the prestigious sexy ranking, according to People.
She posted on Instagram:
Somebody pinch me!!!! Maxim Hot 100 to be named the ‘Sexiest Woman alive’ by literally living in the skin I’m in. WOW….Stepping back in front of the lens has been a journey of self-reflection and self-confidence. Living up to name and title of this shoot wholeheartedly made me nervous.
As a entrepreneur, wife, a busy mother of two & working behind the lens in my director bag I tend to hide behind my sweats & vintage tees, My “Spike Tey” glasses, and whatever hair style I’ve mustered up that day under my @theauntiesinc snap back! So I as you can see I don’t have much time to be and feel sexy.
This particular day was dope because it made me see another side of myself. I had just dropped JUNIE off at school before heading straight to the shoot; sweatpants a beanie and an army jacket. My hair wasn’t done for a “shoot” because I planned on throwing on a wig & I didn’t have on any make up. But when I got there the legendary @Gilles_bensimon said and I quote…. “Let’s shoot! I want you to stay in this…” I said “HUH?! Well let me at least start my make up.. ” as y’all can see I barely had any lashes left 😩 He says no “my dear this is pure.” And in regular Teyana Taylor fashion I said “okay but look Ah bitch doing her baby hairs” LOL I was like SO LET ME UNDERSTAND THIS…I WILL BE THE SEXIEST Woman Alive IN SWEATS AND A SKULLY? 🥴 Um I guess….” as confused as I was my heart also melted… I say all of this to say in the true words of Audrey Hepburn… “The beauty of a woman is not in facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.” Embrace and love yourselves for who & what you are because only the purest heart shines through. Thank you @maximmag I am truly honored to have graced the cover. Thank you @gilles_bensimon for being so much fun 💕
Thankful for everyone involved!
Hair: @KyJohnsonglam & @Billions_Pink
Styling: @TeyanaTaylor/partial styling @JulianMack
Produced by: @newspixie
Lipgloss & brows: @_makeuploverxo (LOL)
She is the one-year creative director of the fashion company Pretty Little Thing, where she strives to create the brand’s current vision. The Album, a 23-track effort including music legends like as Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and Missy Elliott, was her latest musical release. The album debuted at number eight on the Billboard Top 200, making it her first project to make the top ten, according to Essence.