Great to see Janelle Monae among the group of USA Network’s 2011 Character Approved Honorees. Not familiar with the awards? Check this out:
USA Network’s Character Approved Awards honor the real characters who are changing the face of American Culture. Character Approved honorees are innovators in their field who influence our opinions, our style, and our view of the world. They surprise us and inspire us with fresh ideas. They are celebrated by their peers and they have an authentic style that’s all their own.
Sounds like Janelle, right? The other honorees include architect Walter Hood (below), artist Vik Muniz; designer Emily Pilloton; fashion designer Prabal Gurung; filmmaker Davis Guggenheim; restauranteur Grant Achatz; philanthropist Blake Mycoskie; Foursquare founders Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai; actor Lily Rabe; and writer Nicole Krauss.
The Character Approved Awards air Tuesday, March 8 at 11pm EST on USA Network.