Comedienne Tiffany Haddish is a reluctant fan of the fashion industry, because having a stylish wardrobe isn’t high on her list of priorities.
The funnywoman scored her breakthrough role in last summer’s (17) smash hit Girls Trip, and she has since become an in-demand star in Hollywood, with a string of new projects lined up.
However, Tiffany admits choosing designer outfits to wear on the red carpet isn’t as much of a thrill for her as it is to many other actresses, because the former foster kid knows what it’s like to really have nothing.
“When you’re somebody like me, who’s been homeless, clothes are not that important,” she told W magazine in her new cover interview. “Clothes are not a roof over my head, food in my stomach, my family’s health – that’s what money is for. But fashion helps get more money. So, we ride.”
Tiffany models a variety of couture looks for the accompanying photoshoot, which she has shared on her Instagram page, but dressing up in so many different pieces really tested her patience – and her emotions.
“I used to think I wanted to be a model. But now, after today, I don’t know,” she said. “People think comedy is hard, but modelling is making me cry!”
Despite the tough day, Tiffany couldn’t be more proud to land on the front of the publication’s new issue, on which she is dubbed, “A Star for Our Time”.
“Just female comic on the cover of @wmag guys thats all (sic),” she captioned the image.
Haddish has previously made it clear she isn’t one to follow Hollywood fashion rules, after choosing to wear a white Alexander McQueen gown to multiple celebrity events over the past year, because it set her back more than $4,000 (£3,000).
“When I saw the receipt, I cried,” she recalled to W last year (17). “The dress was $4,122! So I’m wearing it multiple f**king times. I don’t care what nobody say (sic) – that’s a down payment on a car, that’s a medical bill. So, even though everyone says I shouldn’t wear the dress in public again, I’m wearing it.”
Tiffany also explained she is considering recycling the dress for the MTV Movie & TV Awards in Los Angeles this weekend (16Jun18), when she will serve as host. The prizegiving will be pre-taped, airing on Monday (18Jun18).