It pays to have Michelle Obama write you a recommendation letter -- just ask Black-ish star Yara Shahidi!
The 17-year-old actress, who was lucky enough to have the former First Lady pen a recommendation for her college applications, has confirmed that she was accepted into multiple schools.
“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,” Shahidi recently told Seventeen
. “So that’s really exciting. I found all of that out last week. My college plans are all up in the air, but I will choose within the next month.”
The teen, who plays Zoey on the ABC comedy
, also explained her plan to pursue a double major in African American studies and sociology.
“As much as I want free time, I love to challenge myself,” said the young star, who is yet to decide on a minor. “And so it really goes back to the point that I want to study as much as possible and [doing] a double major is the solution.”
College isn’t the only thing will be keeping Shahidi busy -- she is also hoping to star in a Black-ish
spin-off exploring Zoey’s college journey. ET confirmed in January
that the project was “in very early stages.”
“[It’s] is up to the heads of ABC, but we want to explore and see where Zoey is going,” she told the magazine.<p>“The fact that Zoey is college-aged [makes it] important to address that, because on a college campus -- given the socio-political landscape of our society at the moment -- we're not only dealing with race policy that we got from Black-ish, [but also] the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality and political views and ideals. And so [filming on] a college campus and having Zoey experience life as an independent would a perfect place to discuss that.”