Glamour magazine hosted their annual Women of the Year Awards and a few of our YBF faves were recognized for their fabulousness. Go inside to celebrate with Zendaya, Simone Biles and more….
When you think of FAB chicks currently taking over the world with their brains, beauty and talent, Zendaya instantly comes to mind. So it came to no surprise that the YBF teen would be honored for her accomplishments at one of the biggest events to celebrate women.
Disney starlet Zendaya was honored during Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year event held at NeueHouse Hollywood in L.A. last night.
“black•ish” cutie Yara Shahidi presented the award to her "big sister" and gave a touching introduction before Daya stepped out on stage.
The actress/singer/dancer/fashion designer/activist poured her heart out to the audience, thanking all of the women that came before her that helped paved the way for her to be where she is today. And she also encouraged all of the young ladies in the building that they are our future leaders and how important they are.
“This is not about me, this is about you,” she said. “This is about thanking you for showing me that my life matters. Thanking you for showing me what strength means. Thank you for paving the way for us, for showing us that we are worth it. That we are proud and its ok to be proud of the way that we look and the way we feel. It’s beautiful. Now, is such a pivotal time in history. I want you to know, all you ladies up there, you are the leaders. We are the future.”
Zendaya accepting her Glamour Woman of the Year 2016 Award presented by Yara Shahidi pic.twitter.com/j9fPwySCvy
— Zendaya Media (@ZendayaMedia) November 15, 2016
The rising star hit the carpet with her friend/fashion designer Law Roach (who helped her create her own clothing and shoe line) rocking a white Reem Acra dress accented with pink floral sleeves and t-strap sandals.
Playing with different colors and floral prints, Yara styled in a belted Cynthia Rowley dress paired with Alexander White shoes.
After winning her award, Daya and Yara served up a health dose of #BlackGirlMagicGoals on the carpet. Love them!
Oh ok Tracee!
Yara’s on-screen mom Tracee Ellis Ross, who has just been nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award, posed it up on the carpet before heading inside to host the fabulous event to honor women in Hollywood.
Tracee didn’t waste any time to change up her look before partying it up at the afterparty alongside Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive.
Olympic gold medalist and the most decorated gymnast of all time Simone Biles was also honored with an award for the waves she’s making in the gymnastics world.
"Everything I am today is a reflection of my mom, so thank you mom for everything,” she said while accepting her award.
Women of the Year award recipients Alicia Garza, Patrice Cullors and Opal Tometi, founders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, were also honored for their social activist efforts.
Shondaland honcho Shonda Rhimes presented the ladies with the award, dubbing them "patriots who have fundamentally altered the course of civil rights in America.” Facts!
The #BlackLivesMatter founders ran into Tracee during the afterparty.
“Scream Queens” starlet Keke Palmer popped up on the red carpet in a cute LDB mini before presenting an award.
Showstopper! Supermodel Chanel Iman turned heads in a shimmery silver cut-out gown.
Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad shimmered on the carpet before honoring the women of the evening.
Broadway superstar Cynthia Erivo showed out in black lace for the festivities. By the way, be sure to cop some tickets to see "The Color Purple" on Broadway before it closes January 8th.
“Empire” star Gabourey Sidibe is looking amazing these days. She showed off her trimmed figure in a cute teal frock.
Freida Pinto and Amber Heard joined Gabby on stage to read Emily Doe's letter: "Victims are survivors."
“Queen Sugar” actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner brought her mom along as her date for the evening.
Actress Kat Graham, who will play Jada Pinkett Smith in the upcoming Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me, struck a pose in a silver matallic dress before heading inside.
Shimmer was definitely the trend on the carpet last night. Singer-songwriter Leona Lewis strutted her stuff in a sparkly maroon gown before the ceremony.
Congrats to all the women who are slaying on a daily!
Photos: Getty/Yara's IG