03/26/2011 09:07 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Diana Ross' Birthday: An Open Letter To A Beauty Icon

Doe-eyed. Girlish grin. Unapologetic curls. Miss Diana Ross, when I look at you I see beauty.

As a supreme diva, you've serenaded many with the songs we've held close to our hearts. But as a woman - a black woman - you've inspired me to love my mahogany complexion, lithe figure, and naturally curly hair.

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