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Paris Jackson makes People’s 2017 Ones to Watch list


Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicParis Jackson‘s resume includes landing on the covers of Rolling Stone and Vogue Australia, scoring a role in Lee Daniels‘ hit TV show Star and being named the ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

Now, she’s scored a spot on People magazine’s Ones to Watch 2017 list.

Dubbed “The Legacy,” the 19-year-old daughter of late icon Michael Jackson tells People that she“realized it would be a shame to waste the platform I was given” after originally having career ambitions to become a “psychologist or a nurse at a psychiatric ward.”

She adds, “Having the ability to go into the acting and fashion world, I just figured, why not use that to make my platform bigger?”

“That way, instead of helping the world one by one with patients, I could help the masses.” 

Others on People‘s Ones to Watch list this year include black-ish star Marcus ScribnerThe Mayor star Brandon Michael HallBlack Panther actor Winston DukeThe Cleveland Show writer J LeeA Wrinkle in Time actress Storm Reid, and Justice League actor Ray Fisher

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