Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali is the face of the latest issue of GQ magazine.
Presenting GQ's latest cover star: Mahershala Ali https://t.co/t3xSkMcGLd https://t.co/UOEX7IMgmp— GQ Magazine (@GQ Magazine)1497873684.0
And trailblazing model Halima Aden graces the cover of Allure's July 2017 issue.
Meet @Kinglimaa. Muslim. Model. Destroyer of Stereotypes. And our July 2017 Cover Star ✨ Read her full intv here:… https://t.co/z3QODuGgGb— Allure (@Allure)1497960306.0
Ali and Aden are being celebrated by both publications as pinnacles of American success.
GQ chose to honor Ali with the magazine's "American issue," according to GQ writer, Mark Anthony Green.
Our American issue has a black Muslim cover star... ✊🏿 https://t.co/obuacNK7Ym— Mark Anthony Green (@Mark Anthony Green)1497878929.0
Allure, meanwhile, deemed Aden the "destroyer of stereotypes" and proclaimed her front cover look — a head scarf, with everything red, white, and blue — as "American beauty" at its finest.