Aoki Lee Simmons has a bright future ahead of her.
The teen has been accepted into Harvard University at the impressive age of 16. Aoki received the good news Thursday afternoon while surrounded by her mother, brother and step-father, who were literally screaming with joy. "I'm only 16 and I'm going to Harvard baby! Insert emotional crying face," she gushes on Instagram.
Her acceptance into the Ivy League school takes on even more meaning in light of the recent college admissions scandal. Her mom, Kimora Lee Simmons, jokes, "thank god you got in your own honey cause you can't row."
The last comment likely alluded to the recent college admissions scandal that has ensnared celebrities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin who stand accused of cheating to get their children into prestigious universities.
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The news was also shared on social media by Aoki's father Russell Simmons, the chair and CEO of Rush Communications who co-founded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings.
While the young scholar got in to the university all on her own, she knows that the major accomplishment wouldn't have been possible without the love and support of her friends and family. "Thank you so much to every single person who helped me along the way," she writes under a video of her learning the news. "I am excited and honored and so so grateful."
Her mom later added on Aoki's Instagram Story, "I'm so glad you did this on your own merit. You are super smart and you can do anything and everything you set your mind to."