Chopping It Up

Chopping it up with Vanessa, editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine

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During this year’s Essence Festival, I had the wonderful opportunity of catching up with Vanessa De Luca,editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine. Just a few days before our interview, I found out that she co-authored Tyra Banks’ best-selling book, Tyra’s Beauty Inside & Out in 1997. My mom gave me this book when I was in junior high school and it literally changed my life and my confidence. So meeting Vanessa was a full-circle moment. **tear* Watch as she tells me why she cut her hair, how she found a career that she’s passionate about and the significance of Essence being in New Orleans.

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xoxo @MayaTable



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