Throwback Thursday: Kerry Washington Has Grown Up But Is Aging Backwards

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It’s #ThrowbackThursday, and chances are your Instagram feed is full of awkward, adorable or awkwardly adorable pics of your friends and followers from back in the day. If your fave thing about Thursdays is celebrity throwbacks, we’ve got ‘em for ya! Today: The totally amazing Kerry Washington.

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington has come a long way since playing the scorned sister in “Save the Last Dance” 12 years ago. Yep, that was her getting real with Julia Stiles. The African-American actress has redefined the face of prime-time TV, opening doors for other people of color in an industry that often lacks diversity.

Much like her alter ego Olivia Pope, Kerry’s all about saving lives. She’s a spokesperson for LIFE Camp, an anti-violence nonprofit that’s drastically decreased the number of shootings in Queens, New York, since being implemented.

Also, just like Pope, Kerry’s all about girl power. She’s a celebrity supporter of Girl Rising, an organization that educates and empowers young women around the world.

Washington’s wildest accomplishment, however, may be that she’s the first Throwback Thursday we’ve done who looks younger now than she did over a decade ago. Ugh. We wanna hate her, but can’t because she’s so awesome.

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