Samira Wiley of OITNB Shines On The Cover of Bello Magazine


By Julien Sauvalle

Poussey of Orange is The New Black lets her inner model out for Bello magazine

Have you all been watching Orange is The New Black Season 2? Of course, you have! Without spoiling anything, by the time you get to episode five, it's impossible not to completely fall in love with Poussey, the military brat played by Samira Wiley. 

Wiley's androgynous beauty commends the eye since the beginning of the show, even though her character is always dressed in khaki slacks and a baggy sweatshirt. What a treat to finally see Wiley shine in couture outfits for the cover story of Bello magazine.

In the interview, the TV star reflects on how her life has changed since the OITNB's phenomenal success (“The show got released on a Thursday and literally nothing was the same after that weekend”), and talks about her friendship with co-star Danielle Brooks (Taystee), who she met while they were both students at Julliard.

Click through to see more pictures from Samira Wiley's cover shoot, and read the full interview online at

Photography: Aleksandar Tomovic. Styling: Ani Hovhannisyan. Make up: Tim Mackay.