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Last week, I flew to Vegas to attend The Billboard Music Awards with Uber. I walked in with no idea what to expect, and the evening couldn’t have been more inspiring. After getting ready, I met the rest of the Uber influencers in our hotel lobby and we immediately hit it off! I’ve obviously been friends with Kellie Brown for years, and I was so excited to see her since she lives across the country, but I also made new friends with women I’ve long admired, like Courtney from Color Me Courtney and twins Ciprina Quann and TK Wonder (LITERAL STYLE GOALS). And I was introduced to new, super talented women like photographer Nesrin Danan and singer/songwriter Bonnie McKee. Even though most of us had never met, everyone was open, kind, and looking forward to the night together; we got to the red carpet and helped each other take photos before heading to the VIP section to chat and watch the celebs make their entrances.
Everyone looked AMAZING!!! My outfit was actually a satin bodysuit and sheer skirt set that had been hanging in my closet for at least a year, waiting for the right moment. Honestly, I’d forgotten about it until I was frantically searching for the right dress–it was a total hit!
(Patrick Starr, Kellie and I couldn’t get over the fact that we were all wearing dope shades of green)
After the red carpet, we went inside for the show and it was SO. GOOD. I’ve been to awards shows before that have dragged on, but this one was high energy, with amazing performances and speeches from some of my favorite artists. Women definitely stole the evening all-around, from the up and comers to the old school icons. By the end, we were all dancing in the aisles and ready to keep the night going. We headed to get some sushi and celebrate our short-but-memorable time together and toasted to a night of inspiring women, including our very own group. I left inspired, especially when it comes to seeing more diversity in race and bodies in media. Even though it was just on our social channels, seeing Patrick, Kellie and I standing together on a red carpet really made a visual impact for people. When you see someone in a gown on a red carpet, it’s rarely a reflection of us. I’m committed to help change things through continually prioritizing diversity in all campaigns and events that I have a hand in creating. Sometimes small changes can make big waves, and I look forward to the day when more bodies of all shapes, sizes, colors and abilities are front and center.