Justina Miles
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Justina Miles, the interpreter who stole the show at Rihanna's Super Bowl performance.

Justina Miles is the first deaf black woman to perform as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter at the Super Bowl LVII halftime show, and yes she nailed it.

She performed twice during the show. 

First, she sang the Sheryl Lee Ralphs pre-show rendition of "Life Every Voice and Sing" and then followed it up by interpreting Rihanna's halftime show.

Miles was held in high regard by people all over the world for her performance on Rihanna's 'We found love, Where have you been and Only girl. 

In a video that has gone viral of her performance, she is seen to be fully all out enjoying herself. Her facial expressions, her energy, her vibe, she did not miss. 

"Justina Miles has been that girl! Our good sis was the ASL interpreter at the Super Bowl and did her thing," BET explained.

"Oh I just know Rihanna hand-picked Justina Miles to be her ASL performer because I mean, just look at her. I have never seen so much swag whilst performing and her fashion. Girl killed it," a social media user, Daily Bravo tweeted.

Who is Justina Miles? Apart from making history by being the first black woman to perform ASL, she is also a talented 20-year-old athlete. 

She was part of the USA team that went to the 2021 - 2022 Deaflympics in Brazil. She managed to win a silver medal for the 4x100 women's track relay team.

Miles is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at HBCU Bowie State University.

Justina Miles

She first went viral with 1.1 million views in 2020 when a video of her singing a verse from Lil Kim's "Crush on You" came out on Twitter. 

On her performance, Justina went ahead to say, "Let no obstacles prevent you from achieving your dreams, always believe in yourself to go beyond. It is an important moment not only for me to share this experience with the whole world, but to really bring that empowerment to millions and millions of black deaf people all over the country who have never really seen that before. I feel that is truly lifting every voice, even my voice. "  

Boy, did she enjoy it?

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