15 of the Best #GlowUp Moments of 2016

15 of the Best #GlowUp Moments of 2016

15 of the Best #GlowUp Moments of 2016

Did they come through or they did come ALL the way through?

Published December 1, 2016

  1. Michelle Obama
    (Photo: Times Magazine/November 2016)
    (Photo: Times Magazine/November 2016)

    We'll miss her presence in the White House dearly. 

  2. Ciara
    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22:  Singer Ciara attends the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images)

    From marrying Russell Wilson to preparing to welcome a new bundle of joy into the fold, through it all CiCi has held her head high and worn a great pair of high heels. 

  3. Solange

    What a way to come back! #ASeatAtTheTable changed the game. 

  4. Keke Palmer
    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Keke Palmer attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
    (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

    What other young actress has the ability to hold their own with the original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis? Ever since she turned 18, she's been slaying and we've tuned in to every minute of it. 

  5. Issa Rae
    (Photo: HBO)

    Our girl hit the small screen and made us all fall in and out of love. 

  6. Teyana Taylor
    (Photo: Fade2Fit.com)
    (Photo: Fade2Fit.com)

    Her star shined even brighter than it had before when she was featured in Kanye's video for his track "Fade." Now she's about to release an entire workout based on her stunning moves in the video. 

  7. Chance the Rapper
    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Chance the Rapper attends the Press Room at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/FilmMagic)

    What other young man  has the power to create an entire hashtag based on being Black and enjoying to laugh? #BlackBoyJoy in full effect. 

  8. Anderson .Paak
    FONTANA, CA - JULY 30:  Singer Anderson .Paak performs onstage during Hard Summer Festival at Auto Club Speedway on July 30, 2016 in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Scott Dudelson/WireImage)
    (Photo: Scott Dudelson/WireImage)

    This year, the singer/MC stepped onto the scene without any apologies. 

  9. Odell Beckham Jr.
    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13:  Odell Beckham Jr. attends SXSports at the SXSW Film-Interactive-Music festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Gary Miller/Getty Images)

    He glowed from the moment he set foot on the football field. 

  10. Gucci Mane
    ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 22:  Gucci Mane attends the Hawks V Pelicans at Philips Arena on November 22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
    (Photo: Prince Williams/WireImage)

    So he got healthy and got his body right and then he proposed to his long-time girlfriend during an Atlanta Hawks game on the kiss cam. Gucci gave flexin' a new definition. 

  11. Blac Chyna
    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01:  Model Blac Chyna is seen on October 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by JMA/Star Max/GC Images)
    (Photo: JMA/Star Max/GC Images)

    Not only is she living her best life, she's making money with emojis that represent that fabulous life as well. 

  12. Aja Naomi King
    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24:  Honorees Lupita Nyong'o (L) and Aja Naomi King attend the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for ELLE)
    (Photo: Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for ELLE)

    Pictured here with her fellow Harvard Conservatory grad Lupita Nyong'o, Aja (on the right) graced the November cover of Elle Magazine, providing another example of #BlackGirlMagic for subscribers around the world to drool over.  

  13. Kofi Siriboe
    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24:  Actor Kofi Siriboe attends the 2nd annual InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

    He just glows. Shout out to his melanin for making us melt every time he graces the screen on Queen Sugar. We're looking forward to seeing his smooth skin glide across more screens in 2017. 

  14. Cardi B
    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14:  Cardi B attends Laquan Smith Presentation September 2016 during New York Fashion Week on September 14, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

    Not only was she in an exclusive shoot for Fashion Bomb Daily, but here she's draped in LaQuan Smith. And we've just got word that she'll be in the upcoming season of Being Mary Jane, set to premiere on Tuesday Jan 10 9P/8C.

  15. Yara Shahidi
    (Photo: Teen Vogue/December 2016)
    (Photo: Teen Vogue/December 2016)

    Acting as yet another example of strength, beauty and Blackness, Yara became a muse for all young Black girls with this major mag cover. 

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)


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