I Like It Like That: Hennessy Carolina and Michelle Diaz Get Glammed Up for Pride


She may not have a gold album and multiple platinum singles like her big sis, but don’t sleep on Instagram and reality-TV star Hennessy Carolina (and yes, that’s her real name). Like Bey’s sibling Solange before her, Cardi B’s stylish little sister has been making her own distinctive imprint on pop culture, switching up her looks for the ’gram and building a following that’s currently well over 2 million strong.


She’s also a woman in love—with live-in girlfriend Michelle Diaz, whom she met on the ’gram, of course. The two have been together over a year now and, as out and proud lesbians, were excited to celebrate Sunday’s Pride March in New York City, taking Vogue along as they hit several of their favorite vintage stores in search of the perfect looks.

From watching Hennessy label a vintage pink Moschino gown her “lesbian princess” look to watching the couple break into a spontaneous salsa session, “adorable” doesn’t even begin to describe their chemistry.

Suffice it to say, Hennessy is every bit the sparkling personality her big sister is (“Anything that shines, I love; I don’t care what time of the day it is,” she says), and Michelle is the perfect, if mellower, match. Watching them play dress-up together is a stylish reminder that love is love.

“We’re very compatible,” Michelle says. Just like putting together a perfect outfit.

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, co-host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door...May I borrow some sugar?


Ah, young love.  That’s the good stuff when it’s good!