10 Reasons We’re Obsessed with Indya Moore: Model, Actress, Muse and Trans Icon

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We’re all looking for role models to inspire us and remind us that we’re not alone. We look to leaders and public figures and celebrities to remind us of what we could be and to empower us to be proud of who we are and where we come from. And 24-year-old Latinx actress, model, muse and icon Indya Moore is a role model we could all look up to and learn from.

Sure, Moore is talented and gorgeous. But she is so much moore than just a pretty face. Indya Moore is transgender and Latinx. She is a model and an actress. She is an activist and an icon. Her identity and her legacy go beyond any single label, and there are countless reasons to love and respect the star of FX’s hit show Pose. And while it’s hard to narrow down that list, we’ll try. Here are 10 reasons we’re obsessed with Indya Moore.

3 She Values Self-Love and Self-Confidence

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A lifetime of fighting to be accepted by others has helped Moore to recognize the importance of self-love and self-acceptance. She has never been willing to settle for less than she deserves. In a NY Post interview Moore explains that “people who have trouble finding acceptance and love in their life settle for whatever they can get,” and that she was never willing to accept anything less than her dreams. That inability and unwillingness to waver from her goals and her values helped her get to where she is today.

And every day Moore reminds herself about the importance of self-love. “I think, first and foremost, the thing to set the foundation of your day is loving yourself,” she said in an interview for W Magazine. “I tell myself this as I say it to you, and anyone else who’s reading this in the future, it’s just a reminder of, “Yo, forget about the world’s projections and the list of expectations for everyone else that you’re going to encounter during the day, and think about why you love you and why you deserve to love you.”