Stacey Abrams using her political clout to flip the state of Georgia blue in the 2020 presidential election was very beautiful (Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios).
20/20 Vision: Regal’s 20 Most Beautiful Women of 2020 (Part Two)
The year 2020 showed us what is truly beautiful about a woman.
It is not just the outward beauty.
But it is also the inner strength that many women showed throughout this year from helping to run the Black Lives Matter movement to sisters hitting the campaign trail to break barriers and to flipping states that many people thought were solidly one way, politically.
Therefore, RegalMag.com would like to continue our mission of honoring the 20 most beautiful women of 2020.
To view the first 11 women click here.
To learn more about each woman, click the links in their description.
Alicia Keys—Alicia Keys nailed it with her latest album, “ALICIA.” She included her usual anthems of empowerment and used a minimalist approach in sultry love songs featuring such stars as Khalid, Miguel, Snoh Aalegra and others. Songs like “Underdog” encourage the true heroes of society like the single mothers, young teachers, soldiers on the frontlines, student doctors and those persecuted for being minorities like women living in oppressive countries to keep going because soon they will rise up. The song “Good Job” piggybacks on the tone set in “Underdog.” When the times get tough, those on the frontlines need to be reminded the world needs them now and they are doing a good job.
Rapsody—Rapper Rapsody has always spit conscious rhymes. But her verse on Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power: Remix 2020” gets her on this list by itself. She said, “You love ‘Black Panther’ but not Fred Hampton.” Let that marinate. The North Carolina emcee also appeared on John Legend’s latest album (“Bigger Love”), rapping on the song, “Remember Us.” Not limiting herself to the movement for Black equality, Rapsody also champions women’s equality as well. Her third album “Eve,” which dropped last year, is named after Eve, the biblical mother of humanity. And the powerful women that molded Rapsody into the queen that she is today inspired the entire album.
Jurnee Smollett—Although her brother Jussie Smollett might have ruined his career with his racial/homophobic attack hoax, his sister Jurnee Smollett has taken her career to the next level. Although Smollett has enjoyed a great career since childhood with roles in movies like “Eve’s Bayou,” “The Great Debaters,” “Hands of Stone” and “Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of Marriage Counselor,” she received a role in a pop culture sensation with “Lovecraft Country” on HBO. Smollett has had great television roles before like in “Underground” and “Friday Night Lights.” However, “Lovecraft Country” is next level.
Joy Bryant—Say what you want about Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, but the brother makes some fire television shows. If you do not have access to Jackson’s shows on Starz, check out his show on ABC entitled “For Life” starring Joy Bryant. Her character Marie is the definition of a ride or die chick. It does not matter if her man is serving a life sentence. She has his back. It does not matter if she has a new man. Her heart is still with her “real man.” That’s loyalty, which is very beautiful to men.
Abby Phillip—The movie “A Star is Born” centers on a singer making it big in the entertainment business. But Phillip became a star because of her analysis of the 2020 presidential election for CNN. The fact that she and her colleagues held it together on virtually no sleep makes it even more amazing. Phillip’s stellar performance during election coverage has led many to push for her getting her own show on CNN.
Stacey Abrams—The real MVP of the 2020 presidential election has to be Stacey Abrams. She almost won the Georgia gubernatorial race despite voter purges and other suppression tactics. But Abrams took that defeat and motivated Georgians to register to vote. And the people of the “Peach State” cast their votes for President-elect Joe Biden.
Asya Branch—An African-American woman as Miss USA. O.K. But to have an African-American woman as Miss Mississippi USA is something else. Branch is 22 years old. She attended summer school at Harvard University at 17 years old. Miss USA graduated from University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and currently runs her own cosmetic company called Branch Beauty. Unfortunately, she had to put the cosmetic line on hold after winning the title. She will live in New York City during her reign as Miss USA. Being around a lot of people in the “Big Apple” should not be a problem because Branch comes from a large family of eight siblings. Her father is retired military and her mother worked as a teacher’s assistant.
Rashida Jones—Do you remember when Russell (Shaun Baker) would refer to Khadija (Queen Latifah) on “Living Single” as boss lady, Khadija? Well, the folks better put the same respect on Rashida Jones’s name at MSNBC and call her boss lady, Rashida. If they do not like that, then HNIC might suffice. Jones made history at the end of 2020 by being named (effective February 2021) the first African-American woman to serve as president for the cable news giant. Jones is a proud graduate of Hampton University.
Tayshia Adams—Tayshia Adams is a native of Orange County, California who has always looked up to her parents’ 32-year marriage as an example. Although she has tried her hand at “The Bachelor” series and has tried her hand at marriage, the results have not always mirrored her parents’ success. However, Adams is not just sitting idly by and waiting for her soul mate on this season’s “The Bachelorette.” She is also making moves in the business world with her podcast “Click Bait” with Bachelor Nation. Adams has a passion for traveling and loves to explore all that the world has to offer.