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This generation has provided women with more than a pretty face.

With I.Q.’s teetering in between genius and having superior intelligence and impressive college degrees, these women are the complete package: brains and beauty. There’s no doubt they are conquering everywhere they go.

1. Constance Wu

Constance Wu
Constance Wu

Constance Wu was not only on the 2017 Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world, but she’s a fearless beauty leader who uses her platform to have important discussions around visibility and personal growth.

2. Ibtihaj Muhammad

 Ibtihaj Muhammad
Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer, and a member of the United States fencing team. She is best known for being the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics.

3. Dominique Jackson

Dominique Jackson
Dominique Jackson

Dominique Brebner known professionally as Dominique Jackson and Tyra Allure Ross is a Trinidadian-American transgender actress, author, model, and reality television personality.

4. Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow
Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow is a Canadian fashion model and public spokesperson on the skin condition vitiligo. She gained prominence as a contestant on the twenty-first cycle of the U.S. television series America’s Next Top Model due to her condition.

5. Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe
Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe Robinson born December 1, 1985 is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, and model. She is signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records. After her first unofficial studio album, The Audition, she publicly debuted with a conceptual EP titled Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), which peaked at number 115 on the Billboard200 in the United States.

6. Njideka Akunyili-Crosby

Njideka Akunyili-Crosby
Njideka Akunyili-Crosby

Njideka Akunyili Crosby (born 1983 ) is a Nigerian-born visual artist working in Los Angeles, California. Akunyili Crosby’s art “negotiates the cultural terrain between her adopted home in America and her native Nigeria, creating collage and photo transfer-based paintings that expose the challenges of occupying these two worlds”.

In 2017, Akunyili Crosby was awarded a “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

7. Viola Davis

 Viola Davis
Viola Davis

Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. She was the first black actress to be nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one, and is the only black person to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting.

8. Duckie Thot

Duckie Thot
Duckie Thot

Nyadak “Duckie” Thot is an Australian model. Thot finished in third place on the eighth cycle of Australia’s Next Top Model and made her runway debut at the Yeezy S/S 17 show.

9. Indya Moore

Indya Moore
Indya Moore

Indya Adrianna Moore is an American actress and model from New York City. She is known for her performance as Angel, a trans woman and sex worker, in the FX television series Pose.

10. Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is an American actress and LGBT advocate. She rose to prominence with her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, becoming the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the acting category, and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award since composer/musician Angela Morley in 1990.

 

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