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Quvenzhane Wallis, 18, leads stars at the premiere of the Apple TV+ series Swagger in NYC

She famously starred as little orphan Annie in the 2014 remake of the beloved 1982 film based on the acclaimed Broadway musical of the same name.

But Quvenzhane Wallis looked all grown up on Tuesday evening as she attended the star-studded premiere for her Apple TV+ series Swagger in New York City.

The actress, now 18, looked fashion-forward in a fitted leopard print suit adorned with sequin appliques.

Wow! Quvenzhane Wallis looked all grown up on Tuesday evening as she attended the star-studded premiere for her Apple TV+ series Swagger in New York City

Wow! Quvenzhane Wallis looked all grown up on Tuesday evening as she attended the star-studded premiere for her Apple TV+ series Swagger in New York City

Layered beneath her jacket was a sold black bralette top.

Paying homage to the soon-to-be release series’ premise, Quvenzhane toted her belongings in a bedazzled wristlet shaped like a basketball.

Wallis finished off her red carpet-worthy ensemble with a pair of sky-high black heels. 

Her curly raven hair was worn down and she accentuated her natural beauty with a light application of cosmetics.

Child star: She famously starred as little orphan Annie in the 2014 remake of the beloved 1982 film based on the acclaimed Broadway musical of the same name

Child star: She famously starred as little orphan Annie in the 2014 remake of the beloved 1982 film based on the acclaimed Broadway musical of the same name

Basketball: Paying homage to the soon-to-be release series' premise, Quvenzhane toted her belongings in a bedazzled wristlet shaped like a basketball

Basketball: Paying homage to the soon-to-be release series’ premise, Quvenzhane toted her belongings in a bedazzled wristlet shaped like a basketball

This appears to be Quvenzhane’s first public appearance since Chrissy Teigen was called out for writing an array of mean-spirited tweets about the star back in 2013. 

‘Is it okay to call a small child cocky?’ Teigen tweeted at the time when a then nine-year-old Wallis had been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild. ‘I am forced to like Quvenzhané Wallis because she’s a child right? Okay fine.’

The 35-year-old appeared to suggest that the young actress had come across as precocious at the ceremony, where she had been nominated for her turn in Beasts of the Southern Wild. But facing backlash at the time, Teigen later deleted the tweet. 

Fashion-forward: The actress, now 18, looked fashion-forward in a fitted leopard print suit adorned with sequin appliques

Fashion-forward: The actress, now 18, looked fashion-forward in a fitted leopard print suit adorned with sequin appliques

Premise: Swagger is inspired by the experiences of NBA superstar Kevin Durant and explores 'the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption'; (L-R) ames Bingham, Sean Baker, Solomon Irama, Christina Jackson, Jason Rivera, Tessa Ferrer, Ozie Nzeribe, Jordan Rice, Isaiah Hill, Reggie Rock Blythewood, Katrina O'Gilvie, and Quvenzhané pictured

Premise: Swagger is inspired by the experiences of NBA superstar Kevin Durant and explores ‘the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption’; (L-R) ames Bingham, Sean Baker, Solomon Irama, Christina Jackson, Jason Rivera, Tessa Ferrer, Ozie Nzeribe, Jordan Rice, Isaiah Hill, Reggie Rock Blythewood, Katrina O’Gilvie, and Quvenzhané pictured

Finishing touches: Wallis finished off her red carpet-worthy ensemble with a pair of sky-high black heels

Finishing touches: Wallis finished off her red carpet-worthy ensemble with a pair of sky-high black heels

Teigen has since apologized for her offensive online behavior, which she said was the result of her being an ‘insecure, attention-seeking troll.’

Wallis’ series Swagger is inspired by the experiences of NBA superstar Kevin Durant and explores ‘the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption.’

It is set to premiere on Apply TV+ this Friday, October 29.

Scandal: This appears to be Quvenzhane's first public appearance since Chrissy Teigen was called out for writing an array of mean-spirited tweets about the star back in 2013; Chrissy pictured in 2016

Scandal: This appears to be Quvenzhane’s first public appearance since Chrissy Teigen was called out for writing an array of mean-spirited tweets about the star back in 2013; Chrissy pictured in 2016 

Pint-sized nominee: 'Is it okay to call a small child cocky?' Teigen tweeted at the time when a then nine-year-old Wallis had been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild. 'I am forced to like Quvenzhané Wallis because she's a child right? Okay fine'

Pint-sized nominee: ‘Is it okay to call a small child cocky?’ Teigen tweeted at the time when a then nine-year-old Wallis had been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild. ‘I am forced to like Quvenzhané Wallis because she’s a child right? Okay fine’

Braunwyn Windham-Burke ventured to the East Coast to throw her support behind Swagger.

The Real Housewives Of Orange County alum showcased her toned legs in a black faux leather mini skirt and a pair of suede knee-high boots.

She gave the look a bit more pizazz by layering a metallic gold patterned blazer over her black bodysuit.

Stunner: Braunwyn Windham-Burke ventured to the East Coast to throw her support behind Swagger

Stunner: Braunwyn Windham-Burke ventured to the East Coast to throw her support behind Swagger

Hell for leather: The Real Housewives Of Orange County alum showcased her toned legs in a black faux leather mini skirt and a pair of suede knee-high boots

Hell for leather: The Real Housewives Of Orange County alum showcased her toned legs in a black faux leather mini skirt and a pair of suede knee-high boots

Pizazz: She gave the look a bit more pizazz by layering a metallic gold patterned blazer over her black bodysuit

Pizazz: She gave the look a bit more pizazz by layering a metallic gold patterned blazer over her black bodysuit

Being that his experience as a basketball prodigy directly influenced the series’ storyline, Kevin Durant made sure to come out in support of Swagger’s big premiere.

The 33-year-old NBA star cut a cool figure in a pair of kaki pants, a color-blocked tee, and a charcoal toned jacket.

He kept his head covered with a maroon beanie and strolled onto the red carpet in a pair of white sneakers with red soles. 

Durant was joined by his gorgeous mother Wanda, who looked stylish in a pair of blue velvet boots and an oversized shirt dress. 

Inspiration: Being that his experience as a basketball prodigy directly influenced the series' storyline, Kevin Durant made sure to come out in support of Swagger's big premiere

Inspiration: Being that his experience as a basketball prodigy directly influenced the series’ storyline, Kevin Durant made sure to come out in support of Swagger’s big premiere

Keepin' it cool: The 33-year-old NBA star cut a cool figure in a pair of kaki pants, a color-blocked tee, and a charcoal toned jacket

Keepin’ it cool: The 33-year-old NBA star cut a cool figure in a pair of kaki pants, a color-blocked tee, and a charcoal toned jacket

Plus one: Durant was joined by his gorgeous mother Wanda, who looked stylish in a pair of blue velvet boots and an oversized shirt dress

Plus one: Durant was joined by his gorgeous mother Wanda, who looked stylish in a pair of blue velvet boots and an oversized shirt dress

Plus one: Durant was joined by his gorgeous mother Wanda, who looked stylish in a pair of blue velvet boots and an oversized shirt dress

Christina Jackson stunned in a colorful puff sleeved midi dress that featured a cut-out just below the bust.

Jordan Rice showcased her eclectic fashion taste in a pair of muted orange trousers and a silky floral patterned vest.

She layered the eye-catching vest of a white collared shirt and decked out her braided hair with various flowers to match.

Adina Porter looked cozy, yet put together in a grey off-the-shoulder sweater and a pair of black skinny jeans. 

Stunning: Christina Jackson stunned in a colorful puff sleeved midi dress that featured a cut-out just below the bust

Stunning: Christina Jackson stunned in a colorful puff sleeved midi dress that featured a cut-out just below the bust

Eclectic: Jordan Rice showcased her eclectic fashion taste in a pair of muted orange trousers and a silky floral patterned vest

Eclectic: Jordan Rice showcased her eclectic fashion taste in a pair of muted orange trousers and a silky floral patterned vest

Cozy: Adina Porter looked cozy, yet put together in a grey off-the-shoulder sweater and a pair of black skinny jeans

Cozy: Adina Porter looked cozy, yet put together in a grey off-the-shoulder sweater and a pair of black skinny jeans


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