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Why Monique Coleman's choice of headbands in 'High School Musical' transcends fashion

In the 15 years since the movie's debut, Coleman is opening up about what happened on the show's set as a young Black woman.

Why Monique Coleman's choice of headbands in 'High School Musical' transcends fashion

Monique Coleman poses for a portrait at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan.21,2018, in Park City, Utah

Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP

Growing up, I was obsessed with High School Musical. The choreography, the fashion ( at the time), and the songs (cue in "we're all in this together!"). I also can't forget about my favorite characters Troy Bolton ( Zac Efron), Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens), and Taylor McKessie (Monique Coleman), who I feel was a star in her own right.

McKessie was one of my role models in 2006. She was close with Gabriella Montez, super-intelligent, witty, and the East High Scholastic Decathlon Team captain. She also represented young Black girls like myself positively.

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