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Dark-Skinned Goodness! Viola Davis is InStyle Magazine’s Cover Girl for January 2016




Viola Davis is the cover girl for the January 2016 issue of InStyle magazine and we love how the cover shot brings out her beauty.

Star of hit series How to Get Away With Murder, Viola Davis has been in the media for her unconventional beauty just as many times as she has been in the media for her acting.

For the January 2016 issue Viola Davis shares some life lessons on self-awareness, marriage, motherhood, and more. See excerpts below.

On the designer clothes in her wardrobe: If I were to compare my style to Annalise Keating, I would say that I have absolutely no style. Annalise Keating is an Alexander McQueen, kinda Max Mara girl. That’s not me. I have a five year old, so…

On spending time with her daughter: We go into space. We explore different planets. This ship is in danger. We almost died at one point. We lost oxygen.

On how she relaxes: I am addicted to spas. If we go to a hotel, we’ll be the only people in that spa for hours. We’ll start at 5 in the morning sometimes.

On self-awareness: What’s released me most from the fear of aging is self-awareness. I’ve never determined my value based on my looks or anything physical. I’ve been through a lot in life, and what has gotten me through is strength of character and faith.

Read up more of her feature here.

Photo Credit: InStyle

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  1. bruno

    December 4, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    how to get away with murder, another show that causes high B.P.
    my first question is why did they make prof. annalise keating a lesbian. that shocked the hell outta me when she started kissing that white woman. that girl on girl action was so heavy. chai. lawyers, is that how u people roll.

    everybody on that show has committed murder except annalise. I wonder how they will get away with murdering sinclair. she is the district attorney.

  2. beauty

    December 4, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Viola’s dentition is amazing!!!

  3. Afua

    December 4, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    As a fan of Viola and HTGAWM, I’m upset with BN’s choice of heading. If it had been an issue with Rihanna or Zendaya on the cover, would you have given this article, a “Light skin goodness” title?
    2016 begins exactly 4 weeks from today. Please, let’s stop this light/ dark skin rubbish!! Thanks!

    • Lilo

      December 4, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      I didn’t see your comment before I posted mine. Thank goodness I am not there imply one who sees several things wrong with that title.

  4. Lilo

    December 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Why can’t she just be a goddess? Why must she be a ‘dark-skinned’ goddess? All these backhanded compliments sef. Mschewwwwww.

  5. IJS

    December 5, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Whether we try to be politicallly correct or not, there’s dark skin and then there’s really dark skin. Viola Davis and Lupita Nyonyo are in a different category of dark skin even for Nigeria which is the most populous black country, so it’s hard to not identify them by their minority complexion. Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle union etc might not attract that caption.

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