Actress Uzo Aduba is definitely giving us life on the newest cover of Essence Magazine. This is her first solo cover and she’s slaying it. In the new issue, it is dedicated to fashion and she is talking about not being afraid to be in her own skin and also how her hit Netflix show, Orange Is The New Black is a phenomenon.
Abuda is wearing a coral Juan Carlos Obanda and rocking black wavy hair. She was excited about doing the cover of the magazine. The cover was shot by Dennis Leupold.
Here is what she said about the new cover:
You never forget your first September Issue. To say that I’m excited to share this cover of @essence does not “cover” it. I am over the moon! This magazine has served as a beacon and mirror, bridging the many faces and varied stories surrounding us, fully completing the narrative of what accomplished women look like. Women I would find myself inspired and uplifted by, both as a girl and as a woman. For me, Essence represents an avenue for dreaming and aspiration. Thank you Essence for having me for this September Fashion Issue, for making me part of your ever graceful legacy, for all that you’ve encouraged out of me and countless others. It is truly an honor. And, to the girls reading, both big and small: I hope you always remain a dreamer. Continue to stay inspired, and know that you are worthy of anything that is possible in this life! Love and more love.
Currently, she is gearing up for two new movies and tv shows. The new issue hit newsstands this Friday.