Amanda Gorman is going from inauguration sensation to Vogue cover star.
The 23-year-old writer, the youngest known inaugural poet in U.S. history, is on the cover of Vogue's May issue, the fashion magazine revealed Wednesday.
.@TheAmandaGorman is our May cover star!— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) April 7, 2021
Poet, activist, optimist, style icon—Gorman has become so much more than a literary star. Meet the phenomenon in the making: https://t.co/7Zkxcy0i4q pic.twitter.com/mbjacqdlOt
Gorman rocketed to stardom after reading her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President BidenJoe BidenNew York woman arrested after allegedly spitting on Jewish children Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as Vatican ambassador Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE's inauguration in January.
In the Vogue profile, Gorman opens up about her relationships with some political power players, including describing 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNo Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way The dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat MORE, who she's known for several years, as "such a grandma." She calls former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaNo Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way Biden should pivot to a pro-growth strategy on immigration reform One year on, a critical role needs to be filled by the administration MORE "dadlike," and former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden adds to communications team in lead-up to midterm elections Michelle Obama: 'Treat fear as a challenge' Barack Obama wishes a happy 58th birthday to 'best friend' Michelle MORE is referred to as "the cool auntie."
Gorman also discusses her meteoric rise, estimating she's turned down about $17 million in offers in recent months from companies clamoring to work with her.
“I have to be conscious of taking commissions that speak to me," she said. Gorman said she often declines to look at the fine print on offers because "if you see something and it says a million dollars, you're going to rationalize why that makes sense."
Gorman, who has said before that she wants to run for president in the future, is also being wooed by countless fashion brands.
According to the magazine, a staffer for Gorman — who inked a deal with IMG Models earlier this year — had to request that fashion houses stop sending her bouquets because the large number of flowers flooding the poet's California apartment might have caused her to have an allergic reaction.