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Wonder Woman Wednesday: Meghan Markle

Next up in our Wonder Woman series is the incredible woman who caught the attention of Prince Harry. Here’s why she should be catching yours too…

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Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle’s background, successful career, determined character, and humanitarian interest have all contributed to her being crowned Bridal Buyer’s Wonder Woman this week.

Meghan showed determination from an early age, as at the age of 11 she successfully got a soap manufacturer to change their sexist commercial; her determined attitude would later ensure her success in her acting career. At the start of her career Meghan struggled to get acting roles, explaining that she “wasn’t black enough for the black roles and I wasn’t white enough for the white ones, leaving me somewhere in the middle as the ethnic chameleon who couldn’t book a job.”

Despite initial adversity she faced, Meghan has appeared in ‘Get Him to the Greek’, ‘Remember Me’, ‘Horrible Bosses’, and perhaps most notably ‘Suits’. Meghan’s career extended into writing as she founded and edited lifestyle website ‘The Tig’. Furthermore, Meghan also modelled and even worked as a freelance calligrapher between acting jobs.

Meghan has gained our Wonder Woman title not only for her successful background and determined outlook, but also her compassionate attitude toward the world, alongside her drive to break down stereotypes. Meghan was a counsellor for international charity, One Young World. Miss Markle also travelled to Spain and Afghanistan with USO Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Holiday Tour, and became global ambassador for World Vision Canada in 2016. Meghan also worked with the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and travelled to India to raise awareness for issues concerning women.

Meghan is a mixed-race woman whose mother is a descendent from Africans enslaved in Georgia. Miss Markle was reported saying: “I’m half black and half white. I have come to embrace [this and] say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident, mixed-race woman.” Meghan’s ethnic background, which put her in a position of weakness when starting her acting career, motivated her to work hard and resultantly she has had many successes in her career. Miss Markle is an incredibly motivational figure as she demonstrates that not only women, but women of colour, can overcome hurdles in front of them if they remain focussed.

We hope that Meghan’s compassionate and determined outlook has inspired you this Wednesday. If you know a Wonder Woman within or external to our industry, then get in touch with Bridal Buyer’s Content Assistant, Sophie, at sophie.braybrook@oceanmedia.co.uk.

If you enjoyed this, read last week’s Wonder Woman - Karen Dornellie - here.

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