Yara Shahidi On Why She Walked Off a Magazine Photoshoot & Everyday Racism | GLAMOUR UNFILTERED

  • Published on Aug 13, 2019
  • Yara Shahidi, star of Black-ish, Grown-ish and now, 'The Sun Is Also a Star' talks to GLAMOUR's @joshSmithHosts for another episode of our empowering celebrity interview series, GLAMOUR Unfiltered. The 19-year-old activist discusses the everyday racism she faces and how it forced her to walk off a magazine photoshoot, after an Editor refused to see her point of view. Plus Yara Shahidi talks about her changing relationship with beauty after years of people telling her they preferred her hair 'straight.' Are you inspired by Yara's story? Let us know in the comments below...
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Comments • 497

  • Her Wellness Journey
    Her Wellness Journey 9 hours ago

    She is such an inspiration at a very young age!

  • Lady Zhe
    Lady Zhe Day ago

    Yara Shahidi is very wise. Wise beyond her years.

  • amal zuhair
    amal zuhair Day ago

    I love that she says Iran and not *I ran* I know her dad is from there so your like of course she knows how to pronounce it but there are so many people who just roll with and pronounce it the wrong way themselves so for example an Amal becomes an ‘A mall’ and they’ll just introduce themselves as such to not to confuse people who don’t have an understanding of our culture and it takes a very brave and confident person to stand up and say this how it’s actually pronounced. It’s a small gesture which has such a deep meaning that very few people possess.

  • She blinded me with Science

    Future president without a doubt 🏆🏆🏆

  • bukky b
    bukky b 3 days ago

    She’s soooo smart and articulate!

  • TheCarlScharnberg
    TheCarlScharnberg 3 days ago

    What's the interviewer's dialect? Can't place it. Sounds almost Australian, but also not. Is it a mix of dialects?
    SN: The background music is a little annoying and distracting, imo.

  • Amy Korenhof
    Amy Korenhof 4 days ago

    Is it possible to like this video more than once, over and over again xo

  • Thom Anderson
    Thom Anderson 4 days ago

    Wow, she's very mature. When I was in H.S. my class valedictorian was a13 yr old black female. We used to tease her about being only 13.

  • barbie doll
    barbie doll 4 days ago

    She’s beautiful and intelligent #blackgirlmagic

  • The_HHChick
    The_HHChick 4 days ago

    She is so gorgeous and intelligent, I love her! And such an incredible actress.

  • Mercy Oke
    Mercy Oke 5 days ago


  • Shanice Galore
    Shanice Galore 5 days ago +1

    She speaks so eloquently

  • M. Doreen Bigham-Richardson

    I remember when Yara's Mother did tv commercials. She was destine to be on TV herself

  • Patrick Astrel
    Patrick Astrel 5 days ago

    Wise Young Woman 😍😍😍

  • Analise Ferguson
    Analise Ferguson 6 days ago

    I really appreciated her frankness and eloquence. Maybe not the best title based on the range of topics covered, but definitely a great interview.

  • Lydia Graham
    Lydia Graham 7 days ago

    Yara you are doing a wonderful job already with speaking up for yourself. Keep up the good work girl!

  • Jessica Hairston
    Jessica Hairston 7 days ago

    willful ignorance.

  • Platinum Branch
    Platinum Branch 9 days ago +1

    Wait, how old is she?! She is so intelligent and mature. She handles herself with such grace.

  • Nora Sumler
    Nora Sumler 9 days ago

    Love her ‼️‼️

  • Linda Mitchell
    Linda Mitchell 9 days ago

    I love that Yara uses her platform to speak out and advocate for others that don't have her privilege. She's so inspiring. I wish that I saw someone like her when I was growing up 20+ years ago. The generation of young people today is really something special.

  • checkfear
    checkfear 9 days ago +1


    • Ness
      Ness 7 days ago +1

      i thought two videos were playing at once

  • Raven Alexis D
    Raven Alexis D 9 days ago

    I so aspire her vocabulary and eloquence with words

  • ToniTaylor
    ToniTaylor 10 days ago

    You go girl

  • Souad Abdellahassen
    Souad Abdellahassen 10 days ago +4

    She is an actual genius. On the list of her accomplishment he forgot to mention her ivy school full time in Harvard.

  • Shon McCray
    Shon McCray 10 days ago

    All her daddy gave her was Yara and that beautiful hair, but other than that her mama c+p herself and now we have Yara. It's crazy how much they look alike!!

  • Texas Yankee
    Texas Yankee 10 days ago

    So black % in population 12%, black % of proposed panel 25%, so that % is not enough -- the new math is great.

  • Kiesha Spencer
    Kiesha Spencer 11 days ago

    What an intelligent and inspiring young woman. Beautiful ❤

  • seeyouagain911
    seeyouagain911 11 days ago

    She is very mature and intelligent.

  • Joe Ann
    Joe Ann 12 days ago

    Extremely Beautiful - INSIDE, OUT!!! PEACE & BLESSINGS

  • Alexander Ivory-Brown
    Alexander Ivory-Brown 12 days ago

    I am inspired by Yara Shahidi, love love love her. You go Glenn Coco!

  • kjdnyhmghfvb
    kjdnyhmghfvb 14 days ago +1

    when someone wants you to be an adult to make them money, but want to disregard you and treat you like a child when what you say is inconvenient for them to hear to the point that they don't even care to hear you...it's time to leave. Good for her.

  • Vikki Owens
    Vikki Owens 14 days ago


  • Azraa Crouch
    Azraa Crouch 14 days ago +1

    Yara speaks for all young people . These issues are things that happen even in everyday situations and is something we have to break meeting a new decade. Love you Yara for representing voices who are unheard.

  • Jennifer Gordon
    Jennifer Gordon 15 days ago +8

    She shined in this interview. And I loved his energy as well.

  • No Evolution
    No Evolution 15 days ago

    She’s the best ❤️

  • diashae
    diashae 16 days ago +4

    "So you want to have this conversation with me as an adult, but you're not not giving me the mutual respect to hear my response..."
    Story of every young adult's life ESPECIALLY in the workplace.

  • hazel haz
    hazel haz 16 days ago +1

    An amazing young lady. Open your eyes people, she’s our future. Let her be...... join her because you can’t beat her. Hers is here to go forward.

  • Gabby Robinson
    Gabby Robinson 19 days ago +5

    This interview was excellent, both Yara Shahidi and the interviewer (Josh Smith).

  • Charlene Walker
    Charlene Walker 20 days ago +1

    continued blessing to both of you

  • Itwerk4astrology
    Itwerk4astrology 21 day ago +3

    Beautiful, articulate, well spoken, educated, classy, Ellegant, grounded and most importantly self love ✨

  • Anjenny Hitto
    Anjenny Hitto 21 day ago

    Well spoken. Though I do question her train of thought. On one end you have her saying there are those in her community who have it worse than her and that she is in a position of where she's protected from having to be in that predicament. Another you have her saying she's speaking on behalf of her community, which by the way her community is thriving in numerous ways here in America. I know she's young, and she has ways to go and learn, but hopefully someone tells her the truth of reality is that people can thrive here in America despite their race, I mean looks like her and her family are accumulating a lot of wealth compared to the individuals in the communities she represents.

  • Loyda Santana
    Loyda Santana 21 day ago +46

    I want to live in a world where there are 10,000 minds like Yara’s to every 1 Tommi Lahren. Yara is the future.

  • Eva-dabby Njoku
    Eva-dabby Njoku 21 day ago +5

    Its it's hard for you to have an interview with the interviewer asking the right questions, while listening to you also, contributes positively to the interview and I would like to say thank you Josh Smith for this. I so obviously I love Yara she's always been outstanding in the way she portrays herself and stands up for what she really does believe in thank you Queen👑 love😍👏👌 you.

  • Jazzya
    Jazzya 22 days ago +3

    I really like the interviewer. He has a great spirit about him.

  • cyshadowx
    cyshadowx 22 days ago

    Love her power of voice we all have her back im glad to see more people like this we got u Yara , u good

  • vxCece15xv
    vxCece15xv 22 days ago

    I loved the book. Like i haven't read a book in forever but couldn't put that one down! ❤Haven't seen the movie yet tho! 😗

  • Deborah Johnson
    Deborah Johnson 22 days ago

    Young gifted black and beautiful. I'm done!

  • Talanda Mc Clure
    Talanda Mc Clure 24 days ago

    What a Beautiful, EXTREMELY kind, intelligent, absolutely STUNNING young WOMAN. 🧡💜💛💚❤💙😘✊😎💋

  • Shae
    Shae 24 days ago

    I loved how laid back this interview was. It felt like a thoughtful conversation between two intelligent and socially caring/conscious human beings. Great questions.

  • Jessica Emile
    Jessica Emile 24 days ago

    Wow shes just so bright. Love that girl

  • Tiana Turner
    Tiana Turner 24 days ago +1

    Intelligent, poised, and exuding Black Girl Magic at its finest! 💗🌺

  • Tara A
    Tara A 25 days ago +1

    Knowing Yara is half Persian makes me love her just that more. I just love how she takes everything in stride 🙌🏼

  • Up North
    Up North 25 days ago

    You can tell that her & Nas are related

  • Mina
    Mina 25 days ago

    This movie mad me cry. Beautiful young woman inside & out. I don't watch the t.v. shows she's on but she did an excellent job in the movie. Her costar is handsome & talented also🤗

  • Rachel B
    Rachel B 25 days ago

    I love her sooo much!

  • g. kiss
    g. kiss 26 days ago

    Blessings all your days 👍💯🐐

  • noirgloss
    noirgloss 26 days ago

    Thank you for this intellectually expansive interview. Shahidi's words sound off this strikingly clear and honorably bold truth.

  • Kori Hu
    Kori Hu 26 days ago

    She's so young and inspiring. I adore Yara.

  • Leslie
    Leslie 27 days ago

    I wish I could speak like her.

  • Latrail Pettigrew
    Latrail Pettigrew 27 days ago +1

    Beautiful inside out, a light to the world. No I don't think she should run for President, The world will try to destroy her. The Almighty already have map out her life. The way she is now, is bigger than The President. A very bright light to the world.