When she isn’t entertaining and enlightening you via her social media accounts and acting her heart out as Bow Johnson in award-winning hit show Black-ish, she’s inhabiting her Forties fabulously.
Ross is many things. One minute she’s goofing off on Instagram, contorting her face into crazy expressions, the next she’s giving a heart-stopping speech advocating black women’s representation in film. She’s irrepressibly energetic, eloquent, fall-down funny, incisive, brave and outspoken. She also loves to shop, has a no-holds-barred shoe game and while her beauty’s breathtaking, it’s probably her least interesting aspect.
Her most intriguing quality is a mesmerising ability to make us forget that she’s the daughter of legendary Motown superstar Diana Ross. When asked by People magazine if it was hard to break out of her famous mother’s shadow, Ross responded: “I’ve never felt as if I was in her shadow. If anything, I’ve felt as if I was in her embrace.”
Being raised by a woman who boldly lived out her dreams was hugely impactful. On the final season of The Oprah Show, Diana told the media mogul that she’d never diminished herself by collapsing into a relationship. “I’ve always been myself, which I think is an important thing for a woman.” Her daughter’s biggest takeout, she told W magazine, was “to know who I am and not live according to what other people think I should be doing. I had the example of a person, my parent, really being her full self”.
Source: Destiny Magazine