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Teyana Taylor Becomes First Black Woman to be Named Maxim’s Sexiest Woman Alive

Teyana Taylor is Maxim’s 2021 Hot 100 sexiest woman alive.

The singer and .other of two becomes the first black woman to be bestowed with the honour and hence cover star for the Hot 100 issue.

During her Interview with the magazine, Taylor who is married to basketballer, Iman Shumpert said,

“I’ve followed Maxim for a long time and I’ve always felt like I should be on the cover.

“So to actually get the call saying they want me on the cover really meant a lot. I was like, what? They want me on the cover? Okay!”

Speaking on th excitement of being named Maxim’s Hot 100 Sexiest Woman Alive, in the days leading up to the shoot, she was so eager to get started she found herself doing things to make time fly faster.

“I was just soaking everything in,” she says of her days on set. “Not only enjoying myself, but learning and collecting more wisdom, things I can collect that I know will make me better at what I do.”

As for her career trajectory, Teyana Taylor spoke on her big break which came at 15when Beyonce hired her to choreograph her video, “Ring the Alarm” in 2006.

It represented a huge break for the 15-year-old, who a year later danced and popped her way through the music video for Jay-Z’s single “Blue Magic.”

Her debut single, “Google Me,” from her album, “From a Planet Called Harlem,” reached No. 90 on U.S. Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It’s from her album,

On her dream job, the what the “Coming to America” star really wants to do is direct. And direct she does—music videos, under her alter ego, Spike Tey/Tee. Some of them feature herself with guest stars like Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon on “Gonna Love Me (Remix),” and others feature artists like Macy Gray.

“Honestly, directing is one of the best things that I’ve ever done, and one of my favorite things in my career that I’m doing, ‘cause I kind of always had that eye,” she says

Teyana has a new reality TV show coming to E! in the fall  “We Got Love Teyana & Iman.” The series will follow the couple as they take the world by storm, all while juggling music, fashion, business and family.

See pictures from her interview below.

 

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