"I did get all of my college acceptances, and I'm keeping them close to the belt as of right now, but I got into every college I applied to," she said.
In a straight-to-the-point image posted today on Instagram, Shahidi answered the question on every fan’s mind. The answer is…
Are you ready?
Are you sure?
Ta-da! The photo was accompanied by a famous quote from author James Baldwin and marked with the hashtag #CrimsonPride.
The buildup for Shahidi’s college reveal has captivated fans for months. Aside from being a charmer on and off screen, the actress also received a major stamp of approval from former first lady Michelle Obama. The ex-FLOTUS wrote Shahidi a college letter of recommendation. "She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say," Shahidi told W Magazine in February of this year. It’s worth noting that Michelle also attended Harvard Law School, and daughter, Malia, will follow in mom’s footsteps after prolonging her enrollment for a year.
“I know when Malia Obama announced [she was deferring], she got a lot of slack, but I feel like what’s interesting is I know so many people that are deferring,” said Shahidi to People magazine in an interview last year. The actress is also deferring studies for a year, not to rest, but to work. Between Shahidi’s spin-off series and her charitable work, it’s easy to understand why. “It’s more than to just roam around or just sit down and stare at a wall, but it will also give me an opportunity to work,” Shahidi said.
Now the next question is...can we please get some Ivy League-themed BFF fanfic about two brown girls taking Harvard by storm? And can it simply be called Yara & Malia?