The beautiful and talented Keke Palmer graces the January 2015 cover of Essence magazine, and, we can’t help but to notice just how stunning the 21 year old is.
Of the big news and feature, the actress and singer unveiled the cover art with her fans along with this message. “Soooo excited about my first @essencemag cover!,” she tweetd. “Lmk (let me know) what you think. Grab your copy! http://bit.ly/1vdfGAI (will be everywhere 12/5),” she adds.
And talk about well deserving, huh? At just 21 years old, Palmer became the youngest to garner her own talk show, Just Keke, earlier this year. She also made history again by becoming the first African American actress to play Cinderella on Broadway.
Of her accomplishments she had this to say. “I know that the role of Cinderella is primarily for a Caucasian girl, but it didn’t stop me from going in and it didn’t stop them from seeing me,” says Palmer. “There is a bit of intimidation. You think about Denzel, Viola Davis, and you think, Only great people can do Broadway. That was the scariest thing about it, but I’m the type who thrives on pressure.”
Palmer also opened up about some more personal matters following a recent break up.
“I realized that I’m a lot freer of a spirit. That was the beginning of me standing up for myself. I would love to have somebody but this is such a great time in my life, in my career. I really am liking myself.”
Palmer also addresses her nude images that went viral after being hacked recently, taking social media breaks and trying to always remain positive during difficult times.
She adds, “I sometimes have an issue of wanting everybody to have that positive outlook, but you can’t change the way anybody else is gonna think.”
The issue hits stands this week! Sweethearts, will you be getting your copy?