The 2023 Met Gala was a runway for celebrities in their best version of Karl Lagerfeld’s style, and one star, in particular, became a crowd fave not only for her taste in fashion but also for her stunning figure and her explanation of how she achieved it.
American singer and actress Janelle Monáe strutted her stuff at the Met Gala, a name which comes from being held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, America, wearing a custom-made Thom Browne fit.
The black and white look was inspired by a tuxedo jacket with rose detailing and was worn with a wire dress frame with a black sequin bikini underneath, paired with black and white platform boots and a white cat handbag to complete the look.
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To add to the fanfare, Monáe was asked the question “What’s the secret to this body?” by an Essence Magazine reporter, and she replied, “It’s Jamaican food and sex.” Loud cheers erupted from the crowd in response to her answer as she walked away and up the stairs.
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In the comment section of the Essence Instagram post, someone commented, “Well I’ll be damned 😂😂 at least I’m heavy on the Jamaican food round here lol,” while a second individual stated, “She knows what’s up 🇯🇲.”
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Steadfast in her love for Jamaican culture, not only is the entertainer a lover of Bob Marley’s music, she also turned up at the Met Gala’s after party to a well known old-time Dancehall song called Dutty Wine by Jamaican deejay Tony Matterhorn. Monáe was dancing barefoot on top of a curved counter top as patrons sang along to the song in the background.
The singer himself posted the video to his Instagram account with the caption, “Go deh gyal 🐝🐝🐝🐝💃💃 @janellemonae 🙌🏾🙌🏾.” Jamrocaramel commented, “And this is what happens when you make music that is timeless,” while i_am_sweetfacediamond wrote, “This is The “Met Gala” Tony.. Your price gone up now mi friend 👌🏾.”
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Monáe is known for songs like Float, I Like That, Yoga, and Make Me Feel. As an actress, she was cast alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in the 2016 film Hidden Figures where she played the role of one of the three African-American mathematician women who, while battling against gender and racial oppression and work, play a critical part behind the scene of John Glenn’s launch into outer space.
She is also known for her more recent appearance in the movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) where Monáe goes undercover as her look-alike dead sister to find out who killed her.