Celebrating a Real-life Wonder Woman

7 Dec 2017 - By TW Staff

It's not easy to make Hollywood execs teary-eyed, but one young woman had the town at her feet as Gal Godot announced the recipient of the first-ever Wonder Woman Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) funded by Warner Bros. and LMU.

The announcement came at the Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast Wednesday, which celebrates the trade publication’s yearly "Power 100" ranking of women in the entertainment business and awards college scholarships to girls from underrepresented communities in the Los Angeles area.

The Wonder Woman Scholarship's inaugural recipient, college freshman Carla Arellano—an aspiring screenwriter—was surprised by her selection, telling the crowd, "All I can think about right now are all the papers I have to write for my finals," while both laughing and crying.

Arellano wowed the crowd with an extemporaneous quote from Frida Kahlo, saying "Feet, what do I need you for, when I have wings to fly?"

See the presentation in the video above, and keep both your hanky and your hope for humanity handy.