Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old who made history as the youngest poet with her reading of “The Hill We Climb” during the 46th inauguration ceremony, is proving to be a force that can’t be reckoned with.
The Harvard alumna has signed with IMG Models (Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls) and according to The Hollywood Reporter, the agency will focus on building her profile through brand endorsements and editorial opportunities.
Gorman has been receiving praise since she recited her poem during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration. From Oprah Winfrey who gifted the poet earrings and a ring that’s shaped like a caged bird as a tribute to Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” to Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda who surprised her with a special message.
“The right words in the right order can change the world, and you proved that yesterday with your brilliant piece,” said the composer and actor on Good Morning America. “I’m so incredibly proud of you and I can’t wait to see what you write next. Keep changing the world, one word at a time. You smashed it!”
To which the utterly shocked Los Angeles native told Robin Roberts, “I almost fell out of my chair.”
Tell us: What do you think Amanda Gorman will accomplish next?
'Laid' Trends on Twitter Thanks to Michelle Obama and Her Silk Press
1. Michelle Obama did not miss with this outfit!
Me watching Michelle in her burgundy outfit. Hair is laid, makeup is right, bawdy, class!!! I just- wow pic.twitter.com/4bqS9jqfZv— Rosebud (@SincereLaughs) January 20, 2021
2. The whole team did what they had to do
Michelle's stylist sitting at home after doing God's work and seeing Laid trending. pic.twitter.com/oalTue856t— Ms.20 Something (@Ellam_Green) January 20, 2021
3. We understand.3 of 15
4. "My forever First Lady did not come to play"
Hair, LAID. Waist, CINCHED. Fit, BIG DRIP - my forever First Lady did not come to play. pic.twitter.com/idLpj44g2h— IAMNJERA (@IAMNJERA) January 20, 2021
5. Where are our sorors?
It’s giving Prophyte status 😂 This hair is LAID!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 https://t.co/UYSlC2vRNS— Millennial Golden Girl 💜 (@BrilliantBlkGrl) January 20, 2021
6. And 'flex' they did
7. We love to see it!
Not Michelle Obama with a modest low bun at Trumps inauguration vs a fully laid & slayed look with complimenting burgundy 2 piece/belt combo at Bidens ... we love to see it 😌 pic.twitter.com/DhvoWIYpUN— sunbae ✨ (@ShaquelleRaevon) January 20, 2021
8. Leave it up to the women!
“Dress code is business casual. Nothing too serious”— stas (@AstasiaWill) January 20, 2021
The girls: pic.twitter.com/sNqE8crBoU
9. The answer is simple
10. C'mon now -- not some dude!
Y’all @MichelleObama looks flawless. 🔥. She there with some dude. 😂😂— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) January 20, 2021
11. Pea coat is bold
Michelle is the best dressed at that Capitol. Period. Hair is laid. Pea coat is giving. The color is bold. We love to see it.— Kristin✨🦋 (@KristinAlex_) January 20, 2021
12. If you look up the definition of 'Laid' a picture of Michelle Obama pops up
Child: Mommy what does laid mean— Creatingthrumymidlifecrisis (@AuntEs2cents) January 20, 2021