At 54, Sherri Shepherd has a lot to be thankful for, so it did not surprise many when she opted to do a Hollywood glam photoshoot inspired by Black women icons.
She posted a screenshot of an article Essence dedicated to her alongside a full-body image from the shoot on her Instagram page and the caption: "Thank you @essence for showing a sista some #birthday Love. Hollywood glam in full force & effect!"
Sherri Shepherd attends the Multicultural Media Correspondents' Dinner at the National Press Club on July 09, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images
Shepherd urged her fans to check Essence.com for more photos from the glam shoot. She had this to say about the trailblazers thatinspired it
"These women were risk-takers and forever cemented as icons."
Shepherd also added that she decided to do the classic Hollywood-themed shoot in an effort to pay homage to "many of the leading ladies" on whose "shoulders she stands."
It gives her a feeling of accomplishment whenever she sees him doing his own thing.
Some of them include Dorothy Dandridge, Hattie McDaniel, Lena Horne, and Diahann Carroll. Shepherd feels blessed to have marked another milestone and still be relevant after years in the entertainment industry.
The talented comedian has a lot of accomplishments she is proud of, and above all, she is at peace with who she is— a "strong," "intelligent," "sexy," "talented," and of course, "pretty funny" woman.
Anyone can tell she is in love with how her body looks now more than ever before— her Instagram page is filled with shots flaunting her sculpted curves in fashionable dresses she would have thought twice about wearing years ago.
Shepherd's love for the boy is known to all those who follow news about her. She thinks he is similar to her in many ways, and it gives her a feeling of accomplishment whenever she sees him doing his own thing. Happy Birthday, Shepherd!