Want to feel empowered? Watch the new ad for sports apparel brand Under Armour starring ballerina Misty Copeland. Sure, it’s a commercial, but that doesn’t mean its strong sentiment isn’t worthy of your attention.
Copeland, 31, is the third-ever African American female soloist for the American Ballet theatre. You might know her from her frequent guest appearances on “So You Think You Can Dance.”
In the ad, the strong, muscular Copeland wears some of the brand’s new female-targeted gear while performing an awesomely athletic dance routine set to a voiceover of a rejection letter telling a 13-year-old girl she has the wrong kind of body for acceptance into a ballet academy.
Check it out below.