It’s National Chocolate Day, and what better way to celebrate than to highlight some of our favorite, chocolately stars.
Black has always been beautiful, but when it comes to darker skin, it’s usually seen as something derogatory or unattractive — those are alternative facts. Nothing glows and shines quite like the dark-skinned person with creamy smooth skin. With skin that matches the tones of the earth and soaks up the illumination of the golden sun, check out these stars who put the chocolate in National Chocolate Day.
Sweet tooth’s, beware.
1. Kelly RowlandSource:Getty
Kelly Rowland has been holding it down for chocolate sistas for over two decades now — which is not an easy feat when you have to stand next to Beyoncé every day. Well done, Kelz.
2. Naomi CampbellSource:Getty
Nothing says vintage chocolate like the Godiva goddess herself, Miss Naomi Campbell. Her black definitely doesn’t crack.
3. Kenya MooreSource:Getty
Kenya became the first Black Miss USA almost thirty years ago, and her cocoa still hasn’t melted.
4. Kofi SiriboeSource:Getty
Ladies love Kofi! The Queen Sugar star earned a following super quick, thanks to his pearly white teeth and Hershey kiss skin.
5. Viola DavisSource:Getty
The Oscar winning actress is nothing short of royalty. Her skin always resembles liquid gold on the red carpet.
6. Gabrielle UnionSource:Getty
Gabrielle Union has been the go-to chocolate beauty since the early 90’s. It’s actually hard to believe that she’s a day over 25.
7. Dwyane WadeSource:Getty
Dwyane Wade reps hard for the dark skin brothers with swag. Him and Gabrielle Union look like a modern day King and Queen whenever they stand next to each other. #BlackLoveGoals
8. Lance GrossSource:Getty
Lance has been wavy the sexy, chocolate guy flag for years now — and it hasn’t failed him yet.
9. Kevin HartSource:Getty
Kevin Hart has come a long way in his career. So much so that the ladies are checking for the funny to rip off his shirt every once and a while. Kev embraces his smooth tone so much that he nicknamed himself, “Chocolate Droppa.”
10. Idris ElbaSource:Getty
If Naomi Campbell is the Godiva Goddess, then Idris Elba is definitely the Godiva God. He has the whole vintage chocolate thing on lock.
11. Issa RaeSource:Getty
Every time Issa Rae hits the red carpet, her skin is glistening like the light of 1,000 suns. Blinding beauty.
12. Serena WilliamsSource:Getty
Black is beauty. Black is strength. Black is Serena Williams.