This year’s list highlights inspiring figures and rising stars alike, including Gayle King, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Dwayne Johnson, BTS, and Taylor Swift.
To be included in Time‘s annual 100 Most Influential People issue is an honor in and of itself, but to have Beyoncé write about you in said issue? Even better. The singer, who just released her Homecoming documentary with Netflix, praised the former first lady in a powerful essay.
“Loving Michelle Obama wasn’t much of a choice,” Beyoncé began. “It was something that came naturally, because of how she carried herself. Because she resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant to be, she seemed so powerful.” Beyoncé then went on to describe Michelle’s “warm” and “regal” disposition when they met for the first time at Barack Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Ball, which she performed at. Since then, the two have become friends, with Beyoncé performing at the 2013 inauguration and Michelle cheering her on during last year’s On the Run II tour.
“She has continued to be a portrait of grace.”
“The way she looked, walked and spoke, in that warm but authoritative tone, we saw our mothers and sisters. She was strong and ambitious and spoke her mind without sacrificing honesty or empathy. That takes a lot of courage and discipline,” Beyoncé added. “I’m honored to know such a brilliant black woman who’s spoken about the sacrifice it takes to balance her passions while remaining a supportive partner and mother, and now a best-selling author with Becoming. She has continued to open herself up, even if it meant being criticized. She has continued to be a portrait of grace.”
It Looks Like Victoria Beckham Was Totally Spoiled by Her Family on Her 45th Birthday
Victoria Beckham turned 45 this week, and it looks like the former Spice Girl and fashion designer was totally spoiled by her family and friends as they celebrated her special day. Both Victoria and her husband, David, shared plenty of pictures on their Instagram Stories on Wednesday, and this big birthday seemed to have a very “sweet” theme.
There were doughnuts for breakfast, a lesson in making rolled ice cream for the whole family, and plenty of flowers and adorable gifts, including a customized American Girl doll from the couple’s daughter, Harper. Birthday wishes came in from family and friends, including Victoria’s Spice Girls pals, her close friend Eva Longoria, and hairstylist Ken Paves.
Victoria and David’s sons, who are all on Instagram, also shared their own sweet messages: Brooklyn shared an adorable throwback photo, Romeo called Victoria “the best mum in the world,” and Cruz took to his Instagram Stories to thank her for everything she’s done (and bemoan his broken phone). Victoria herself marked the day with a sweet photo that showed her celebrating with the whole family, as well as Brooklyn’s girlfriend, Hana Cross. Finally, David paid tribute to his wife of 20 years with a beautiful candid shot. Keep reading to see all these gorgeous photos for yourself.
If Dresses Could Flirt, Miley Cyrus’ Peekaboo Gown Would Be a Sweet-Talker
Miley Cyrus must have quite the selection of sexy black dresses hanging in her closet. The 26-year-old singer owns LBDs, plunging gowns, and strappy numbers, yet she somehow still finds ways to surprise us with new variations. On April 22, she and her husband Liam Hemsworth supported his brother Chris at the Avengers: Endgame premiere. Despite not being a part of the cast, Miley found a way to steal the show, thanks in part to her custom Yves Saint Laurent gown.
The sleek material gave the ensemble a classic feel, while the peekaboo detailing in the center added a sultry touch. She paired the skintight dress with layered necklaces and bracelets, plus rings on every finger. Ahead, see Miley’s look from all angles. It’s clear she’s feeling herself on the red carpet, and we can’t blame her!