Keke Palmer is killing the game right now. The 20-year-old became the youngest person ever to have her own talk show, “Just Keke”, which airs on BET and now she will make history again as the first black actress to play Cinderella on Broadway. This is not the first time there was a multicultural Cinderella. In 1997 Brandy Norwood played the princess in the TV adaptation with Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, and Bernadette Peters.
“I feel like the reason I’m able to do this is definitely because Brandy did it on TV,” Palmer told AP. “In me doing this, it shows everybody that everything is possible.”
Palmer is widely knows for her role in “Akeelah and the Bee” but has also made a name for herself in a variety of different films, television shows, and television movies. Along with acting, she has her hand in the music industry—not to mention her roles as a dancer, fashion designer, and activist. She released her debut album So Uncool (2007) as well as three mixtapes, Awaken (2011), Awaken Reloaded (2011), and Keke Palmer (2012).
Keke Palmer is showing the world just how talented she truly is and no doubt is a leading role model for young girls.