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The Real Reason Behind Monique Coleman's Headbands In High School Musical

1 month ago   |   By Refinery29

You couldn't tell 2006 us that Monique Coleman , a.k.a. High School Musical ‘s Taylor McKessie, didn't have it going on. Coleman's character, the super-smart, super-witty captain of the East High Scholastic Decathlon Team and best friend of Gabriella Montez, was a vision to her young viewers - especially to young Black girls.
As the movie celebrates its 15-year anniversary, Coleman is opening up about the realities she faced as a young Black actress on the set of the Disney franchise, and her experience sounds all too familiar in 2021. In an interview with Insider, the actress revealed...
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Monique Coleman Always Wore Headbands On ‘HSN' Because No One Could Style Her Hair

Monique Coleman Always Wore Headbands On ‘HSN' Because No One Could Style Her Hair

1 month ago   |   By Essence

By Mia Uzzell · January 27, 2021January 27, 2021 Anyone who tuned in to the High School Musical film franchise of the early 2000s, remembers Taylor McKessie, portrayed by Monique Coleman, who graced the screen as the scholastically driven brainiac of East High with an exemplary high school resume that was to die for. Her fashion style stood out amongst the cast as her signature matching outfit and headband combo became the hallmark of her style. However, her trademark headband was not just a randomized selection for her look but a resolution to film beauty professionals' widespread...
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The Reason Monique Coleman Wore Headbands High School Musical Is Tied to a Bigger Issue

The Reason Monique Coleman Wore Headbands High School Musical Is Tied to a Bigger Issue

1 month ago   |   By PopSugar

Believe it or not, High School Musical is 15 years old this year. A lot has changed since we were first introduced to the iconic group of East High School students, including an acknowledgment and awareness for the historic lack of Black representation in the entertainment and beauty industry.
In an interview with Insider , Monique Coleman, who played Taylor McKessie in the franchise, opened up about the very intentional choice to have her character wear headbands - and it wasn't just for aesthetic purposes. While we grew to think of Taylor's outfit coordinated headbands as just a part of...
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