DUBAI: Iranian-American actress and social activist Yara Shahidi has just been unveiled as the cover star of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s June issue.
Shahidi, who hails from a highly accomplished family — one of her cousins is the rapper Nas, while another, Anousheh Ansari, was the first Iranian-American astronaut — talks openly about her heritage in the accompanying interview.
REVEALED: June cover star @yarashahidi is a millennial on a mission. Tap the link in the bio to read our interview with the teenage actor and activist who uses her platform to connect communities and foster equality. #HarpersBazaarArabia #YaraShahidi نجمة غلاف شهر يونيو Yara shahidi تتحدث إلى هاربرز بازار عن المساواة والتقريب بين المجتمعات المختلفة. اضغط على الرابط الموجود أعلى صفحتنا لقراءة المزيد عن هذه الشابة الناشطة المثيرة للاهتمام #هاربرز_بازار_العربية #يارا_شهيدي Outfit: @chanelofficial Haute Couture #SS18 Photographer: @taylortupy Stylist: @andreaskokkino at @thewallgroup Hair: @naivashaintl at Exclusive Artists using Oribe Haircare Make-up: @emilychengmakeup Production: Ashumi Sanghvi @mad_prod Arabic calligraphy: @nadkanso
“Being multicultural, you can’t help but be interested and connected to the world around you,” she told the magazine. “My baba was born in Iran and I come from a beautiful matriarchy on both sides of my family, which I adore.”
The 18-year-old Harvard student wears a series of baby pink Chanel Haute Couture outfits in the captivating photographs.