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Yara Shahidi Celebrates National Nail Polish Day!

Yara Shahidi Celebrates National Nail Polish Day!

Yara Shahidi got a fresh new manicure to celebrate National Nail Polish Day, which is today (June 1)!

The 18-year-old actress got the cute manicure courtesy of essie and chose some of the brand’s most popular green shades, including mojito madness, mint candy apple, and chillato. Celebrity manicurist Emi Kudo created the look!

Yara spoke to E! News about her favorite nail polish shades, saying, “Yellow is one of my all-time favorite nail polish colors. I think it’s just the color of joy so I always go for a yellow. Pastels are also great since they match everything.”

FYI: Yara is wearing a Tory Sport jacket and J Crew jeans.

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Yara Shahidi Opens Up About Diversity in Hollywood

Yara Shahidi Opens Up About Diversity in Hollywood

Yara Shahidi looks stunning on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia‘s June 2018 issue! She’s also featured in a cover story written by Emily Baxter-Priest, which is out now.

Here’s what the 18-year-old Grown-ish star had to say…

On diversity in Hollywood: “I love being able to turn on the television and see everyone from Issa Rae to Constance Wu to Priyanka Chopra. It’s amazing, so I feel like we’re expanding with diversity. We’re saying it’s more than ethnicity, it’s religion, it’s sexuality, it’s all the intersections that make a human. It’s inspiring and it makes every piece of media more universal. At the same time, as an African-American-Iranian, well, we do have some ways to go. I have yet to receive a script for a half-Iranian character.”

On being an actress and finding a support system: “I think you have to approach the industry in the same way you would with anything, with a support network. Don’t go at it by yourself, there’s a lot to take in, you do fall prey. The idea that you’re supposed to figure out the best move for you is overwhelming. You need to gain guidance and have people that are there for you. I feel like Hollywood is a paradox because it thrives on authenticity but then you’re being paid not be yourself. It’s about finding your middle ground, about realizing [criticism] is not personal. You have to fine tune your craft and find your balance of being supportive of yourself.”

On not limiting herself: “I’m learning and constantly reminding myself that while there are so many barriers connected to our identity, I have to be really cognizant to realize I’m not one of my own barriers, if that makes sense? There’s so much happening and whether you look at culture or politics there’s so much to deal with just to get through the day, so this year has been reminding myself that I shouldn’t be preventing myself or putting up barriers for myself.”

For more from Yara, visit HarpersBazaarArabia.com.

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Yara Shahidi, Francia Raisa, Anne Winters & More Hit ABC International Upfronts 2018

Yara Shahidi, Francia Raisa, Anne Winters & More Hit ABC International Upfronts 2018

Yara Shahidi wore sneakers with her cute pink ensemble at the 2018 Disney/ABC International Upfronts held at the Walt Disney Studio Lot on Sunday afternoon (May 20) in Burbank, Calif.

The 18-year-old actress met up with her grown-ish castmates Francia Raisa, Trevor Jackson, Emily Arlook and sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Yara Shahidi

Also seen at the event where Siren stars Eline Powell, Sibongile Mlambo, Rena Owen and Ian Verdun, as well as Grand Hotel‘s Anne Winters.

Check out 15+ pics inside of the stars at the Upfronts event…

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'Grown-ish' Cast Hits Up Freeform Upfronts 2018 Together

'Grown-ish' Cast Hits Up Freeform Upfronts 2018 Together

Francia Raisa turns heads in a red hot blazer dress while arriving at the 2018 ABC Freeform Upfronts held at Tavern On The Green on Tuesday night (May 15) in New York City.

The grown-ish actress joined her on-screen family Jordan Buhat, Trevor Jackson, Luka Sabbat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, and Emily Arlook, as well as Yara Shahidi, who spoke at the presentation.

Speaking with People recently, Yara opened up about how being on grown-ish, and its’ flagship show, black-ish, have changed her and taught her things she’s grateful for.

“I feel like what Black-ish and Grown-ish have taught me is that my opinion matters,” she shared. “It’s something that I already knew, and something that my parents always affirmed, but I guess it was a re-affirmation of sorts.”

Yara adds, “Being on a set in which they want to hear your voice, and they want to hear your input — you know, it’s very special for an actor — but particularly, a teenager. And a teenage girl. There’s statistics done on just how subdued our voices are, because we aren’t really given a space, or the support.”

FYI: Trevor is wearing Ted Baker. Emily is wearing Coomi earrings.

25+ pics inside of the grown-ish cast…

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Yara Shahidi Shows Off Her 'Hamilton' Rapping Skills! (Video)

Yara Shahidi Shows Off Her 'Hamilton' Rapping Skills! (Video)

Yara Shahidi rapped a verse from Hamilton while stopping by The Tonight Show!

The Grown‑ish star put her talent on display in the episode that premiered on Monday (May 14).

“I have been such a large Hamilton fan and, I mean, I don’t want to take credit but I’m fully taking credit [for] the reason that anybody on the set [of Grown-ish] listens to the Hamilton soundtrack,” she told host Jimmy Fallon.

When Jimmy asked Yara what her favorite song from the musical is, Yara answered, “Cabinet Battle #1,” explaining, “I’ve made my brothers memorize the lyrics so we can battle.”

She then raps, “If we assume the debts, the union gets a new line of credit, a financial diuretic / How do you not get it? If we’re aggressive and competitive the union gets a boost / You’d rather give it a sedative?”

“Slim Shahidi made her first public appearance on @fallontonight ‼️ #Hamilton/homage ✨,” Yara shared on Instagram.

Fun fact: The Roots, the show’s band, executive produced the original Broadway cast recording.

Watch below!


Yara Shahidi Raps Hamilton’s “Cabinet Battle #1″

FYI: Yara is wearing Arias.

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