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Shannon Thornton, Brandee Evans, Elarica Johnson

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P-Valley is my latest TV obsession. The pole tricks, the athleticism and soap opera drama give me life. And by “me,” I mean me and a plethora of women who tune in every Sunday night. So much so, the series was recently green lit for season two based on how well it’s be received by fans.

“P-Valley has quickly become this summer’s newest must-see television series as critics and audiences alike are taken up by the authentic and compelling characters that make The Pynk come alive,” said Christina Davis, president of original programming. “Katori has delivered a provocative drama that looks beyond the glitz and into the hearts and minds of these fully realized and compelling characters, exploring them through a female gaze that invites the audience to take a walk in their stilettos. We know Katori has a lot of incredible stories to tell and a lot in store for these women in a second season.”

If you’re new to the P-Valley train, you’re only four episodes behind giving you plenty of time to binge and catch-up. In the meantime, there’s three Black leading ladies you should get acquainted with. While all their roles are all different in their respective ways.

Shannon Thornton stars as Mis Mississippi, whose southern girl demeanor is sweet on stage but leaves her vulnerable to an abusive lover. Brandee Evans is the seasoned stripper with the most impressive moves, but her struggle to balance teaching a youth dance team while dancing at the club conflicts. And Elarica Johnson in the newbie, whose easily adored by the crowd, but her mysterious history will eventually affect her time in P-Valley.

All of the ladies are stunning, skilled and have the most fabulous style and hair. Keep scrolling to see their best red carpet looks, below:

1. Shannon J Thornton Is “Miss Mississippi”

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Miss Mississippi is the soft-spoken and stunning dancer whose heart is as big as her skill. Played by Shannon J Thornton, we fell in love with her killer body, pole tricks and flawless hair.

2. Shannon J Thornton Is “Miss Mississippi”

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It’s easy to empathize with Miss Mississippi’s character on “P-Valley” because of her storyline — she’s a hardworking Black mother raising a newborn while trying to get her coin. And dealing with an abusive boyfriend.

3. Shannon J Thornton Is “Miss Mississippi”

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Before bringing to life Miss Mississippi, Shannon appeared on another Starz series, “Power.”

4. Brandee Evans Is “Mercedes”

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Brandee Evans plays Mercedes, the pole killing veteran who takes no shit! Her moves and scowl are fierce. 

5. Brandee Evans Is “Mercedes”

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Brandee keeps her guns loaded to woman the strip club and wow her audience!

6. Brandee Evans Is “Mercedes”

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When she isn’t rocking a fabulous long weave or wig, she’s rocking her bountiful and beautiful natural curls.

7. Elarica Johnson Is “Autumn Night”

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8. Elarica Johnson Is “Autumn Night”

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9. Elarica Johnson Is “Autumn Night”

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