Justina Miles, the viral ASL interpreter who stole hearts with her performance alongside Rihanna during the Super Bowl, has made it to the cover of Vogue. In a recent interview, she opened up about her journey and representing the deaf community on a global stage.
Justina Miles has been partially deaf since she was two years old, but that has never stopped her from pursuing her passion for music. “I blast my music because I like to feel it,” she said. Her love for music led her to start recording and signing videos to songs on TikTok, which went viral several times after artists like Lil’ Kim reposted them.
The National Association of the Deaf discovered one of her clips and immediately knew they had to have her for Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance. Justina sent a tape signing to the National Anthem and “What’s My Name?” and was booked for the Super Bowl.
“I wanted to match Rihanna’s power. My hope for the Super Bowl was to pop off hard enough for them to see, ‘OK, Deaf people are just like us.’ I feel like I did,” Justina said in her Vogue cover interview.
Justina’s performance at the Super Bowl was one of the most talked-about moments of the event. She brought a whole new dimension to the performance and made it possible for the deaf community to enjoy the show in their own way.
Justina’s journey is an inspiration to everyone who dreams of achieving their goals, no matter what the obstacles are. She has proved that with hard work, dedication, and a passion for what you do, anything is possible.
In conclusion, Justina Miles is a true inspiration to the deaf community and the world at large. Her journey is a reminder that we can all achieve our dreams if we work hard enough and stay true to ourselves. We can’t wait to see what she does next!