Gabby has lamented the fact that roles for women of color in Hollywood are constantly dwindling. Acting was never her ambition growing up but she got into it and is currently enjoying the ride (and so am I and all of her other fans). She keeps an open mind knowing that the day might come when a shift in career will be necessary. But until that day comes, she will strive to keep working, she will keep fighting for positive and meaningful roles that will allow her to exercise her talent. I admire Union a lot. I hold her in very high esteem. She has earned my respect not only as an actress but as an individual. She has remained positive since the beginning of her career. She is a survivor and not only in the industry but in her personal life as well. At age 19 while working part-time at a shoe store to help raise funds for her education, she was attacked, beaten and raped. Since then she has become an advocate for victims of sexual assault. She's strong, she's confident, she is self-assured and opinionated. She is not afraid to speak up. She holds firm to her beliefs. Her career has be free of any negative drama of any kind. Her body of work has yielded a Rising Star Award (American Black Film Festival) for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Theatrical Film (The Honeymooners), a BET Comedy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Box Office Movie (Deliver Us from Eva), a Black Reel for Theatrical - Best Supporting Actress (Bring It On), a Palm Beach International Film Festival Award for Best Actress (Neo Ned) and a Young Hollywood Award for One to Watch - Female. In addition to her wins, Gabby has also had 2 Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actress, 3 Black Reel nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, 2 BET Comedy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress and 2 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA nominations. It's been quite a run this week. Despite my low-energy level, bumps and frustrations it's been so much more bearable thanks to my love angels Eva La Rue, Kate Walsh, Alyssa Milano, Catherine Zeta-Jones and my African-American Princess Gabrielle Union.
I'm truly excited and pleased that my Gabby has set the record for being the first of my hotties to have been granted a slot a second time around on my Hottie Friday list. Go on with your bad self!!! Here's hoping that we all have a splendid weekend.