Prior to hitting the red carpet with Herrington, Banks shared a sweet message for the cover girl on Instagram. "Ladies of color, celebrating the cover! " she wrote. "From the OG to the new G, keep breaking down the barriers and inspiring the young POC, @danielle_herrington!"
During ET's interview with Herrington, she emotionally praised Banks and Beyonce for being an "inspiration."
"They are what you want to be. They are my idols and they mean so much to me because they have the best work ethic and I feel like ...sorry, I'm emotional. But that's a part of where I get my drive from," she said. "They set a really good example for my generation and I really want to set a good example like they did for the next generation."