Absolutely no one was shocked when the news broke out that former First Lady Michelle Obama had penned a college letter of recommendation for Yara Shahidi. Yara has quickly become one of Hollywood's brightest young stars not only for her talent but also because at just 17 she is wise beyond her years and incredibly intelligent—and colleges seem to agree. During a recent interview with Seventeen magazine, she revealed she was accepted into all of the ones she applied to!
“I did get all of my college acceptances and I’m keeping them close to the belt as of right now, but I got into every college I applied to. So that’s really exciting. I found all of that out last week,” she said.
“My college plans are all up in the air, but I will choose within the next month.”
Though she has plenty of options, she is thinking of giving herself some time to just work.
“I know when Malia Obama announced [she was deferring], she got a lot of slack, but I feel like what’s interesting is I know so many people that are deferring. It’s more than to just roam around or just sit down and stare at a wall, but it will also give me an opportunity to work,” she said.
“I’ve been working more than half of my life and that’s always been balanced with school and all of the other responsibilities, so to have a year to focus on work and to focus on specified interests will be nice before I pick a career and choose what I want to study and my life path."
“I think no matter what, I know that I want to go to college. I know that I’m going to defer a year and I’m willing to have a more unorthodox college experience, but at a certain point I want to be on a campus.”
Ah! We know she is also getting a spin-off from her show Black-ish so it is so great to see her do so many wonderful things. Congratulations, Yara! Keep on taking over the world.