Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman has admitted that she is still struggling to come to terms with her new-found celebrity status after shooting to fame with her history-making performance at Joe Biden’s ceremony in January.
In the months since the inauguration, Amanda, 23, has inked a major deal with Gigi Hadid’s modeling agency, IMG, landed her first Vogue cover – and received an invitation from Anna Wintour to chair this year’s Met Gala, arguably one of the fashion industry’s most prestigious honors.
However, the Harvard graduate – who overcame a lifelong speech impediment in order to perform her poetry publicly – says that she is still suffering from imposter syndrome, noting that she feels ‘like a freshman at a party with seniors’ when compared to her co-chairs, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Timothée Chalamet.
‘Co-chairing with Timothée, Naomi and Billie – it feels like being a freshman at a party with seniors. You know? Like I just arrived here,’ she said in an interview with Porter magazine – which features the poet as its newest cover star.
‘My life has changed quite recently and they are all at the top of their game, and so I’m just absorbing what it means to be able to stand beside their greatness.’
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Ella Hodson