Bow down to Teyana (Picture: Getty/Maxim)
Teyana Taylor has been crowned the sexiest woman in the world, and we see no argument to be made here.
The choreographer, dancer, singer, actress, director, model and mum-of-two has covered Maxim magazine after taking number one on their sexiest woman alive list, and it’s no surprise to hear she looks all kinds of fire.
On the cover, Teyana, 30, showcased abs you could do the ironing on in a pair of low-slung camo trousers and a torn white vest, teamed with gold hoops and necklaces.
However, some of the styling for the shoot was rather impromptu, as photographer Gilles Bensimon decided to shoot Teyana in the sweatpants, army jacket and beanie hat that she showed up in.
Now that’s star quality.
Sharing snaps from the shoot, the Coming 2 America star wrote on Instagram: ‘Somebody pinch me!!!! Maxim Hot 100 to be named the ‘Sexiest Woman alive’ by literally living in the skin I’m in. WOW….Stepping back in front of the lens has been a journey of self-reflection and self-confidence. Living up to name and title of this shoot wholeheartedly made me nervous.
‘As a entrepreneur, wife, a busy mother of two & working behind the lens in my director bag I tend to hide behind my sweats & vintage tees, My “Spike Tey” glasses, and whatever hair style I’ve mustered up that day under my @theauntiesinc snap back! So I as you can see I don’t have much
time to be and feel sexy.
‘This particular day was dope because it made me see another side of myself. I had just dropped JUNIE off at school before heading straight to the shoot; sweatpants a beanie and an army jacket. My hair wasn’t done for a “shoot” because I planned on throwing on a wig & I didn’t have on any make up. But when I got there the legendary @Gilles_bensimon said and I quote…. “Let’s shoot! I want you to stay in this…” I said “HUH?! Well let me at least start my make up.. ” as y’all can see I barely had any lashes left He says no “my dear this is pure.” And in regular Teyana Taylor fashion I said “okay but look Ah b**** doing her baby hairs” LOL I was like SO LET ME UNDERSTAND THIS…I WILL BE THE SEXIEST Woman Alive IN SWEATS AND A SKULLY? Um I guess….”
‘as confused as I was my heart also melted… I say all of this to say in the true words of Audrey Hepburn… “The beauty of a woman is not in facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.” Embrace and love yourselves for who & what you are because only the purest heart shines through.’
The dancer is the first black woman to be given the title (Picture: Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Friends including Chanel Iman, Brooke Bailey and Karrueche Tran congratulated Teyana on her title, while flame emojis also littered the comments section.
Teyana’s Maxim shoot is also a milestone for the magazine, as she is the first black woman to be named sexiest woman alive by Maxim since it began its Hot 100 feature in 2000.
Previous winners include Stella Maxwell, Kate Upon, Katy Perry and Olivia Wilde.
As well as winning the Maxim title and raising her two daughters Junie, five, and eight-month-old Rue with husband Iman Shumpert, Teyana has a whole lot keeping her busy.
Her family will star in the upcoming E! reality series We Got Love Teyana & Iman, while Teyana is set to play Dionne Warwick in a Netflix biopic, at the star’s request.Original article published here.