3 Reasons Why THAT IT GIRL Loves Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson, Washington D.C. native and star of the hit FOX series, Empire, has graced the covers of Allure and Rolling Out and is now the August cover girl for W Magazine.  Styled by Edward Enninful and photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Taraji serves us with a dose of efortless sex appeal as she outlines how she came to be our beloved Cookie.

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Taraji P. Henson

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Taraji P. Henson

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Taraji P. Henson

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As told to Lynn Hirschberg,  Ms. Henson describes just how much she and Cookie, prime time television’s favorite antagonist, have in common.

“Cookie is bold and crazy, and she loves the struggle. She started from nothing, and now she’s at the top. In that way, we’re alike: Cookie is the American Dream.  I am the American Dream.  I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth, I had a passion, I had a dream, I dived in and here I am!”

Head over to W for her entire interview but before you do, let met tell you why That IT Girl loves Taraji P. Henson…

  • She’s personable…Taraji’s down to earth personalty is refreshingly authentic.  She is like that sister you never had who will not hesitate to pull you into a hug after giving you a dose of tough love or that bestie who will give you great relationship advice.
  • She’s not a quitter…In college after failing to meet the minimum requirements for her electrical engineering program, instead of tucking her tail between her legs in defeat, Taraji pursued her lifelong dream of becoming an actress by attaining a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Howard University before relocating to Hollywood with her son in tow.
  • She’s stunning…Taraji has the type of beauty that can range from “girl next door” glam to sizzling siren depending on the day of the week.  In her W Magazine shoot she manages to make jeans and a white tee look X-rated while channeling old Hollywood in black sequins.

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What do you love about Taraji. P. Henson?  Leave a comment and lets discuss.