Amanda Gorman made history just weeks ago for being the youngest inaugural poet at Joe Biden’s inauguration— alongside her caged bird ring. Not only did she wow us with her poignant and uplifting words but with her breath-taking yellow Prada coat. Now Amanda is at it again, this time at the Super Bowl.
Not only did The Weeknd's setlist mesmerize the nation at the Super Bowl halftime show (alongside our new favorite The Weeknd meme), but Amanda also made history as the first-ever poet to perform at the Super Bowl LV. The 22-year-old has been praised for her inspiring words and deliverance.
Amanda took to Instagram to say: “Wow, we're about to see poetry at the Super Bowl for the first time people. It's a turning page for poetry, for art, and for our country.” In her poem, she honored healthcare workers and three pandemic heroes, Educator Trimaine Davis, Nurse Suzie Dorner and Marine Veteran James Martin, who were made honorary captains and took part in the game’s coin toss.
What a moment. @TheAmandaGorman #SBLV pic.twitter.com/v8VM9uhPwwFebruary 7, 2021
Her poem however, much like in the inauguration, was not the only thing that captured the hearts of the nation. Appearing in her pre-recorded virtual performance, she treated fans to yet another beautiful coat.
Amanda Gorman's Super Bowl coat
Amanda Gorman’s coat/pearl combo is unREALFebruary 7, 2021
Amanda wore a sky blue, crystal-embellished Moschino coat, paired with a pearl headband and silver hoops. Unsurprisingly, Twitter exploded with love for her outfit. One admirer wrote: “Amanda Gorman’s coat/pearl combo is unREAL”.
While another user said: “Amanda Gorman’s poetry is phenomenal and her coat game is exceptional.”
Amanda Gorman’s poetry is phenomenal and her coat game is exceptional.February 7, 2021
Others said her performance made the whole game worthwhile, one said: “We gather here as one nation on this Super Bowl Sunday performance to honor Amanda Gorman and her beautiful coat.”
We gather here as one nation on this Super Bowl Sunday performance to honor Amanda Gorman and her beautiful coatFebruary 7, 2021
Amanda is already being called an icon, not only for poems but her style. It is an impressive feat to have one coat go viral, let alone two.
One fan said: “My only question is when Amanda Gorman is going to design a line of coordinating coats & tiara headbands.” Now that’s definitely a line we can all get behind.
My only question is when Amanda Gorman is going to design a line of coordinating coats & tiara headbandsFebruary 8, 2021
It was an incredible moment for Amanda, she has now taken centre stage at two of the most important moments of 2021, and looked fabulous doing it.
Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.