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Uzo Aduba Gets Dolled Up For Essence September 2016 Issue, Talks Quenching The Thirst Of Fans

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The stunning Uzo Aduba is showing why Orange is the new beautiful.  Check out her first September issue cover inside....

While showing off her pretty and well dressed style, Orange Is The New Black star Uzo Aduba just landed her first September issue.

The actress is rocking a coral Juan Carlos Obanda dress for the cover of Essence Magazine's September 2016 issue.  

September issues are the holy grail of fashion issues, so Uzo was ecstatic and gracious saying:

You never forget your first September Issue. To say that I'm excited to share this cover of @essence does not "cover" it. I am over the moon! This magazine has served as a beacon and mirror, bridging the many faces and varied stories surrounding us, fully completing the narrative of what accomplished women look like. Women I would find myself inspired and uplifted by, both as a girl and as a woman. For me, Essence represents an avenue for dreaming and aspiration. Thank you Essence for having me for this September Fashion Issue, for making me part of your ever graceful legacy, for all that you've encouraged out of me and countless others. It is truly an honor. And, to the girls reading, both big and small: I hope you always remain a dreamer. Continue to stay inspired, and know that you are worthy of anything that is possible in this life! Love and more love.

Sweet!

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We adore this shot!

Accompanying her Dennis Leupold cover shoot, Uzo explains in the issue, how OITNB became the phenomenon that it is saying:

“People were thirsty, but they didn’t even know what they were thirsty for until they saw our show. They wanted stories that felt inclusive of their existence, where they could see themselves…I never imagined a Bantu knot-wearing woman named Crazy Eyes would do all of this. Definitely not…”

You've totally arrived Uzo.  Fab!

Next up for the two-time Emmy winner -- a West End play and two films this year.

The September issue hits newsstands this Friday. 

 

Photos: Essence

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