Yessss! Our girl Lilly Singh has had quite the year.
She hit 14 million subscribers and 3 billion views on her popular Youtube channel (IISuperwomanII) and is the first Indian-origin female host on broadcast television in America with her late night show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh.
Lilly Singh is also an actor, musician, philanthropist and author, and uses humour to inspire her fans. Singh’s honesty and authenticity has turned her into a role model for those struggling to come to terms with their realities. She also spoke about coming out as bisexual the year before, a fraught decision that she said she was proud of making.
Lilly Singh bagged the Absolut Born Colourless Global Indian of the Year title at the Vogue Women of the Year awards.
She even had a moment with singer Raja Kumari and Ranveer Singh on stage, dancing and participating in a rap. But when she accepted her award, Singh eschewed her usual comedy sketches for a more heartwarming speech about being true to herself.
“I wanted to say, growing up I never described myself as being fabulous, or stylish, or fashionable. I was a tomboy, I was weird. But recently I grew into myself. I learnt to talk the way I talk, dress the way I dress, love who I want to love, be who I want to do be. I’ve found my true authentic self and it feels awesome. Recently I also did my first Vogue cover. So, I’ve learned a really good lesson that the most fashionable, stylish thing you can be is authentically yourself. I’m very proud.”
So proud of you Lilly! You are an important figure to all brown youth! So proud of you!