Rihanna Slays in White Dress After Being Crowned "Hero"


| LAST UPDATE 12/03/2021

By Genevieve Scott
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Talk about shining bright like a diamond: Rihanna was recently crowned Barbados' national hero, and you can bet she came to slay. From the inspiring inauguration ceremony to the fierce look it called for, hang on while we break down RiRi's latest win.

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On Tuesday, November 30, the Fenty goddess was all smiles as she stepped out to accept her latest honor: "11th National Hero of Barbados." That's right. Rihanna's homeland just honored her with a legendary new title. But perhaps even more noteworthy? Her inauguration look.

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Safe to say, her latest honor might go down in the history books, but so will her style: stepping out in a sleek white number, Rihanna looked every bit like royalty as she accepted the honor on stage. Her chic mini dress and and matching blazer - by Maximilian, btw - no doubt, turned heads as she joined Prime Minister Mia Mottley for the inauguration.

"This is a day that I will never, ever forget," the artist gushed, as she accepted her new title as national hero of her home country. "It’s also a day that I never saw coming. I have traveled the world and received several awards and recognitions, but nothing, nothing compares to being recognized in the soil that you grew in."

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Anyone else suddenly feeling nostalgic? From Barbados babe to boss-lady billionaire, Rihanna's road to Hollywood has literally seen her morph into a hero. And perhaps the trendiest one to ever do so. In case you forgot, just 24 hours before the inauguration, RiRi gave us even more wardrobe envy after joining Bridgetown for the Barbados Republic Ceremony.

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The national celebration marked the country's independence from Britain, something decades in the making. And Rihanna's bright Bottega Veneta gown, paired with brown stilettos, was the perfect choice for the colorful occasion. But given her new hero status? We've got a feeling she's only going to continue upping her game. Stay tuned.

And a major congratulations to our girl!