Teyana Taylor Is The First Black Woman To Be Named Maxim’s “Sexiest Woman Alive”

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES — Multi-talented actress, model, choreographer and singer-songwriter Teyana Taylor was named Maxim magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive“, becoming the first Black woman to be named No. 1 on the annual list.

I’ve followed Maxim for a long time and I’ve always felt like I should be on the cover,” she tells the publication from her home. “So to actually get the call saying they want me on the cover really meant a lot. I was like, what? They want me on the cover? Okay!”

The shoot was photographed by photographer Gilles Bensimon and styling was courtesy of Teyana Taylor and Julian Mack.

The talented Harlem-native styled in Maison Margiela, Knxledge Studios, Valentino, Giuseppe Zanotti, Y/Project and more.

Head over to Maxim to read the cover story in its entirety.

Photos Credit: Gilles Bensimon

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