Stars On The Rise: 20 Power Players To Watch Out For In 2018

2018 is their year

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From a group of female Afghan robotic technicians and Hollywood actors to upcoming models, poets and fashion designers, we take a look at the men and women who are set to make waves in their industries in 2018:


1 Ilfenesh Hadera

Having starred in Baywatch with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron last year, actress Ilfenesh Hadera has already made waves in the film and entertainment industry. However, with news that her Spike Lee-directed comedy-drama television series, She's Gotta Have It, has been renewed for a second season and rumours she's been shortlisted to become a Bond Girl in the upcoming 007 film, we have a feeling 2018 is set to be a big year for the 32-year-old New Yorker. 


2 Timothée Chalamet

If there's one name you won't be able to avoid this it'll most certainly be Timothée Chalamet's. The former boyfriend of Madonna's daughter Lourdes is dominating Hollywood this year, having just stared in Oscar-tipped film Call Me by Your Name and scooping the Breakthrough Actor trophy at the Gotham Awards. 

Speaking of his co-star, Armie Hammer recently told : 'Timmy is, without a doubt, the most emotionally accessible human being I have ever come across in my life.'m With previous roles in Homeland, Interstellar, Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird and a job opposite Selena Gomez is Woody Allen's upcoming film, 2018 might as well be called the year of Chalamet.


3 The Afghan Girls Robotics Team

You may remember last year when a group of a robotics team from Afghanistan made headlines after having their visas temporarily denied in the run-up to a robotics contest in the U.S. In the months that followed, the group took home a top prize at Robotex, Europe's largest robotics festival, for their solar-powered rob, designed for use on farms. 

This year proves to be yet another groundbreaking moment for the women who are planning to venture back to he US in May to compete for funding and the chance to start their own robotics company. The future is theirs.


4 Daniel Kaluuya

The 28-year-old Londoner received a debut Golden Globe nomination for his role in Get Out, decimating a black man's struggle when visiting the rural home of his white girlfriend's parents where racism is exposed. 

Expressing his disbelief at the nod, Kaluuya describes the accolade as having occurred 'against innumerable odds', joining another two nominations for a SAG and Critics' Choice award. Having just nabbed an acting award at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival and roles Marvel's upcoming film Black Panther alongside Forest Whitaker and Martin Freeman, something tells us the odds are in Kaluuya's favour this year.


5 Zazie Beetz

With arguably one of the coolest names in show business right now, German-born  Zazie Beetz first made waves for her role as Vanessa in Donald Glover's hit show, Atlanta

Having now been cast as the Marvel Comics character Neena Thurman/Domino opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2, the 26-year-old is certainly one to look out for in 2018.


6 Nick Robinson

Having already starred in Jurassic World, Everything, Everything, Being Charlie and Krystal, 22-year-old Nick Robinson is building up some what of an impressive resumé when it comes to acting in Hollywood. 

This year, however, sees Robinson taken on one of his most challenging roles to date in Love, Simon. The love story tells the tale of 17-year-old Simon Spier, a closeted gay high-school student forced to take on a blackmailer threatening to expose his secret.


7 Polly Rodriguez

From a job in corporate consulting to co-finding , which combines a subscription service of toys, condoms and other titbits with an online shop and articles, it's safe to say Rodriguez's career path wasn't exactly set in stone.

At the age of 21, Rodriguez went into early menopause following radiation therapy for colorectal cancer, prompting her to encourage women to explore and own their sexuality.  

With approximately $2.7 million raised so far, the tech entrepreneur's app is set to change the female sexual pleasure industry forever.


8 Storm Reid

She might be just 14-years-old but this American star has already made a name for herself in Tinseltown with a role as Emily in Academy Award winning film, 12 Years A Slave

Casted as Meg Murry in Ava Durvernay's upcoming American sci-fi adventure film, A Wrinkle in Time, opposite Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, let's just say Reid is in good company.


9 Naomi Scott

You might know her as the Pink Power Ranger or the wife of British footballer Jordan Spence, but this year, Scott is taking on one of the most famous Disney characters to date - Disney Princess Jasmine in Aladdin. 

While we won't see her play the famous role in the live action film opposite Will Smith and Mena Massoud, it's about time we get this 24-year-old on our radars in preparation.


10 Hannah Fallis Bronfman

If you're in need for some new fitness inspiration to kick start your health goals in 2018, you might want to check out DJ and global Adidas ambassador Hannah Fallis Bronfman. 

Having just collaborated with Adidas Women to create fitness care packages to help women make a start on their workouts in in 2018, we can't get enough of Hannah's travels, dancing and workouts in the gym.

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