Teyana Taylor is one hot mama! The singer, dancer, model and entrepreneur has made history as the first Black woman to top Maxim‘s H-ot 100 list. She appears on the cover of the July/August 2021 issue. “I’ve followed Maxim for a long time and I’ve always felt like I should be on the cover,” Taylor said the magazine during the cover interview.
“So to actually get the call saying they want me on the cover really means a lot. I was like, what? They want me on the cover? Okay!”
Taylor is a modern renaissance woman to the fullest. She serves as the 1-year creative director of fashion company Pretty Little Thing, where she works to shape the current vision of the brand. Her most recent musical release was The Album, the 23-track project featuring music icons like Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and Missy Elliott.
The release debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, making it her first project to crack the top ten.
Additionally, she is a music video director who works under the name “Spike Tey” and has crafted videos for Monica, Macy Gray and Queen Naija. “Honestly, directing is one of the best things that I’ve ever done, and one of my favorite things in my career that I’m doing, ‘cause I kind of always had that eye,” Taylor said to Maxim.
The 30-year old is a wife to NBA player Iman Shumpert, whom she married in 2016. They share two daughters, 5-year-old Junie and an infant named Rue Rose. One of her amazing career moments was starring in and choreographing Kanye West’s “Fade” video, for which she garnered international attention. Taylor is also in the developmental stages of a documentary about soul singer Dionne Warwick’s life, in which she will portray Warwick.
1. All Laced Up
2. Serving Body
3. Gorgeous Goddess
4. Lady In Red
5. Beauty Queen
6. 90s Chic
7. The Ho-ttest In The Game
8. Classy Icon
9. She’s Giving Choreo!
10. Bamboo Earrings, At Least Two Pair
This is how people reacted to this post:
Darrell T. Hazelwood – After seeing those photos, Teyana Taylor truly deserves that honor.
TeAngela Gaskin-Miller – She worked hard for that body. Beautiful features! She’s just dope!
Paige Cabili Mangubat – I can’t believe she’s the first. I mean there have been so many s-xy black women in entertainment. This blows my mind. Maxim is whack.
Alecia Roberson – Go on Teyana ! I love you Sis and your body is amazing. Love you and your family
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