Not many people can come close to resembling the queen — Beyonce, that is. But one 9-year-old is giving Blue Ivy a run for her money: Raya Sunshine Mullan, who went to a pop-star themed birthday party dressed up as Beyonce in her “Formation” video. Her look is so similarly adorable to the singer, it went viral on her cousin’s Twitter page and prompted Raya to create her own account on Twitter.
“Ever since I could remember I’ve loved Beyonce,” Raya tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
— Missrayasunshine (@RayaSunshineM) October 22, 2017
So when one of her friends invited her to the pop-star party, she knew she’d go as her idol. In preparation, Raya’s mother reached out to a family friend who is “extremely creative” and they took on the task of creating the look.
“I had no idea it would turn out so amazing,” says Raya.
Raya’s cousin and sister, both 10, were also in attendance at the pop star party. They gave awesome Aaliyah and Jason Derulo renditions, respectively.
Raya has been a competitive dancer since I was she was just 4 years old at Prestige Dance Company in Murrieta, Calif. And she has high hopes of meeting Beyonce one day.
“I want to dance with her, that would be a dream come true,” she says.
Raya’s 10th birthday is just two weeks away and her theme will be, of course, Beyonce. “We are having a fashion show and all my friends will be dressed as different Beyonce looks and we are having a fashion show. I’m so excited,” she says. “The costume posted on Twitter was my trial run.”
The 20-time Grammy award winner is inspiring not only Raya, but many little girls across the country who will be dressing up as Beyonce soon for Halloween — at least if last year’s and more recent examples are any indication…
This cute toddler went for the Superbowl half-time show Beyonce costume.
These two little girls flawlessly did the “flawless” video look.
And how about these adorable babies dressed up at Mr. and Mrs. Carter when they visited the Mona Lisa at the Louvre?
This little girl is rocking the “Lemonade” dress, and accessorized it with a “Hot Sauce” baseball bat.
It’s clear that Beyonce’s successful career will inspire many costumes — and generations — to come.
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