Amanda Gorman, a 23-year-old American poet who received wide acclaim for reading Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, revealed that she has rejected millions of endorsements because companies do not “speak to” her.
The poet signed to IMG Models days after her famous Washington appearance and told Vogue that she had since said there was no $ 17 million deal.
Speaking of an offer from an unnamed brand, she said, “I didn’t go into much detail because if you saw something and it said a million dollars, you will find a reason why it makes sense.
She added that she had to be “conscious about receiving commissions that speak to me.”
Gorman is the May Cover Star of Vogue US. Gorman wrote about the cover on Twitter. She said, “It’s an honor to be the first poet to ever be on the cover of Vogue. [and] What a joy to do while wearing black designer Virgil Abloh. ”
In an Instagram post, designer Louis Vuitton said that the dress Gorman was wearing in one of the cover images (with two images) “was inspired by this picture taken by a Ghanaian mother. Mine gave to my grandmother. “
In the interview, Gorman also spoke of her confused feelings about her newly anointed position as a fashion influencer. After she wore a red satin Prada headband at the January launch event, the accessory was sold out, while Poet Prada’s yellow robe made a search. “Yellow coats” increased 1,328% according to fashion search engine Lyst.
But she told Vogue that she didn’t feel comfortable being seen as a fashion model, “When I was part of the campaign, entity, not my body. It’s my voice. ”She also said she had to be careful to set an example for others.“ I don’t want to be anything that turns into a cage, ”she says. are ‘Amanda Gorman’ and goes to Harvard Finally, I want someone to interrupt the models that I create. ”
Gorman’s cover image was taken by photographer Annie Lebowitz, who was criticized for her recent shoot with athlete Simone Biles in August, with readers on social media commenting that they were “disappointed” at ” How many professional photographers do not know To heal dark skin “.