Photo: Ruven Afanador

We've already made it pretty damn clear that Tracee Ellis Ross is Bae so, when our favorite TV mom brought her beauty to the pages of NY Mag (and the e-streets of Vulture) we definitely took note.

Photographed by Ruven Afanador for NY Mag, Tracee gets candid about her life as Black-ish's momma bear, her #BlackGirlMagic, and that Alter Ego we love so much. Heyyyy T-Murda!

Photo: Ruven Afanador

On her interaction with her TV Family:

Anthony is just a different kind of person than I am: the way he jokes with [the kids on the show].” She giggles. “Half the time, I’m looking at them behind his back and saying, Don’t pay attention to him, ignore everything he’s saying, it’s all good.
— Tracee Ellis Ross, NY Mag

On Her Multi-Cultural World:

I was having dinner with all my girlfriends the other night, and my friend Monica was like: We’re like the fucking United Colors of Benetton: Korean, Chinese and Italian, Trinidadian, Polish, Ethiopian. And that’s just at one table. That’s what my world looks like all the time, without effort. We can be all these things and be ourselves.

On Proving Herself Thanks To Her Famous Genes:

I mean, this whole idea of being in someone’s shadow or something? I never really identified with that expression. If anything, at a very young age, I felt like I needed to really be me, in order to earn the attention which was coming my way because I was a part of someone that they loved. She’s great, but I doubt I will be arriving in a helicopter at the Super Bowl anytime soon.

See why she's bae? If you need more proof, check out the full article here and our favorite TER sneaker moment below.


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