Day: April 7, 2021

Amanda Gorman says she has declined around $17m in deals since inauguration

By Priya Elan

The American poet will grace Vogue’s May issue and spoke about being conscious of ‘taking commissions that speak to’ her

Amanda Gorman, the 23-year-old American poet who drew widespread acclaim for her reading at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, has revealed she has turned down millions in endorsements because the companies do not “speak to” her.

The poet signed with IMG Models days after her high-profile Washington appearance and told Vogue that she had since said no to “around” $17m worth of deals.

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