9 Real Women Would've Liked for These Celeb Girl Bosses to Have Written Their College Recommendation Letters

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What If a Person Like Michelle Obama Could Get You Into College? - First Lady Michelle Obama gave actress Yara Shahidi the ultimate cosign by writing a letter of recommendation on the actress's behalf. What would you do if a person like Obama was able to write a college letter of recommendation for you? We asked nine women which powerhouse they'd want to do the honors. Here are the results. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Glamour)

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Nikki Giovanni, Esteemed Poet and Activist - "Nikki Giovanni/Oxford. Love Nikki and what/who she is. Oxford is a dream." — Tara G. (Photo: Mark Sullivan/BET/Getty Images for BET)


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Shonda Rhimes, Notable Television Producer, Writer and Author - "Shonda Rhimes and it would still be my school S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University" — Milena(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Wireimage/Getty Images)


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Oprah Winfrey, Televsion Maven and Philathropist - "Oprah to Spelman. Oprah is someone whose career I admire and I don't think that she would have written a letter for me if she didn't know me well. So that would mean that she and I would have known each other." — Watchen (Photo: Vera Anderson/WireImage/Getty Images)


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Susan Taylor, Revered Journalist and Editor - "Crazy how much I've changed since then, but it would have been Susan Taylor. I had this vision of going from intern to editor and a recommendation from Susan Taylor [would've] helped to get me there. My dream school was NYU." — Priscilla (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Amanda Kraus, Phenomenal Philanthropist and Businesswoman - "Probably the head of Row New York, Amanda Kraus. [To] Duke." — Melody (Photo: Amanda Krauss)

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Amanda Kraus, Phenomenal Philanthropist and Businesswoman - "Probably the head of Row New York, Amanda Kraus. [To] Duke." — Melody (Photo: Amanda Krauss)


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Maxine Waters, Fearless Congresswoman and Activist - "I think Maxine Waters, Michelle Obama and Kara Walker leading in sculpture will be the ones signing my college recommendation letters to UCLA Fine Arts Program." — Lian (Photo: Vivien Killilea/WireImage)


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Michelle Obama, Dignified Lawyer, Writer and Former First Lady - "Well the woman leader would 100 percent [definitely] be Michelle Obama, not sure which school though...maybe a reputable liberal arts school in a major city." — Jessica (Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)


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Ava DuVernay, Honorable Director, Screenwriter and Filmmaker - "I would ask Ava. The school would remain the same. It would be to Howard for Communications, [specifically] for film. Only because [Ava] started so late in the game and is so high up...[She shows that] you can do whatever you want whenever you want to and I really respect her for that." — Chanel (Photo: Amanda Edwards/WireImage)


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Gayle King, Sedulous Journalist - "I don't know which school I would have went to, [but] Oprah, because she's Oprah. [Gayle too!]. I would take anyone Oprah adjacent." — Anita (Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)