• WATCH: Pinky Cole And Derrick Hayes Got Engaged On Stage At ESSENCE Fest

    1 month ago - By Essence

    By Victoria Uwumarogie · Updated July 4, 2022 Anything can happen at ESSENCE Fest, including a showstopping proposal. Pinky Cole, the founder and owner of the incredibly popular vegan food chain Slutty Vegan, got the surprise of a lifetime when her partner, fellow entrepreneur and philanthropist Derrick Hayes, popped the question while the two were on stage as speakers on Day 2 of Festival weekend. The pair, wearing matching ensembles, were sharing their wisdom at the ESSENCE Marketplace event that provides a platform for Black-owned merchants. It was there that Hayes got out of his seat...
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