Taylor Swift‘s extremely anticipated “Lavender Haze” music video, a part of her latest “Midnights” album launch, is lastly out! The 11-time Grammy winner solid transgender mannequin, Laith Ashely, to play her love curiosity in the video, and followers are praising her for the inclusive casting selection and for holding illustration a precedence. In a tweet selling the music video on Jan. 26, Swift shared photographs from “Lavender Haze” and stated, “There is my unimaginable costar @laith_ashley, who I completely adored working with.”

The video, launched Jan. 27, options frames of Swift and Ashley collectively — together with scenes of them laying romantically in mattress, after which embracing and dancing at a celebration whereas surrounded by mystic purple fog.

Following the discharge, Ashley hopped on Instagram to thank Swift for the chance and categorical his gratitude. “Thank you @taylorswift for permitting me to play a small half in your story,” he wrote. “You are sensible, and that is an expertise I’ll always remember. It was really magical.” He continued by praising Swift’s expertise for songwriting and crafting movies, noting, “Your storytelling skills by means of your music and visuals continues to depart me in awe, impressed, and hopeful.”

So, who’s Ashley, the undeniably dreamy man who’s caught Swifties’ eyes after the drop of “Lavender Haze?” Check him out in Swift’s “Lavender Haze” video beneath after which learn on for info concerning the 33-year previous Calvin Klein and Diesel mannequin — from his exercise routine to profession earlier than leisure, we’ve the inside track!

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