Keke Palmer Is Owning Her “Sexy”

Keke Palmer is taking charge of her career–now 21 she’s revamped her image from a sweet little girl we’ve grown to love into with a little more spice! Check out Keke in the latest Essence January 2015 issue.  

keke Screenshot_2014-12-03-13-14-37-1” I would love to have somebody but this is such a great time in my life, in my career. I really am liking myself.”  keke-palmer-essence-magazine-2“I know that the role of Cinderella is primarily for a caucasian girl, but it didn’t stop me from going in and it didn’t stop them from seeing me.”tumblr_ng65myV7Z81qd1yv1o1_1280 ” You want me to stay with a brand that I’ve outgrown. I’m 21. And it’s not about me proving you that I’m grown as hell.”

Photography by Nino Muñoz