Teyana Taylor has officially arrived. The former child star was named Maxim magazine‘s Sexiest Woman Alive.
The singer, dancer, model and business woman is the first Black woman to receive the honor.
Teyana appears on the cover of Maxim‘s July/August 2021 “Hot 100 Women of Influence” issue.
She wore a cutoff wife beater over camouflage cargo pants, gold hoop earrings and her hair in braids extensions.
Teyana made the transition from singer to directing music videos for other artists such as Macy Gray, Queen Naija and Monica Brown.
“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 aspiring songwriter has also written songs for Usher, Chris Brown, and Omarion.
The 30-year-old Sagittarius released her debut mixtape, From a Planet Called Harlem, in 2009.
She shares two daughters, Iman Tayla, 5, and Rue, 8 months, with NBA player Iman Shumpert, also 30. They were married in 2016.