NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It must be the hair!
Dante’s Afro seemed to take on a life of its own during the mayoral race after the Brooklyn Tech junior appeared in a campaign ad for his father.
In Time’s write-up, the magazine notes Dante’s Afro inspired a New York Times Style section story and was even noticed by President Barack Obama.
Dante’s sister Chiara, known for her floral headbands, also starred in a campaign ad. She’s a college student in California.
The mayor-elect has so far not announced whether he and his family will move out of Park Slope and into Gracie Mansion, noting Dante is lobbying to stay in Brooklyn because it’s closer to his high school.
Others on Time Magazine’s most influential teens list include pop stars Lorde and Justin Bieber, Pakistani human rights crusader Malala Yousafzai, athletes Lydia Ko and Missy Franklin and President Obama’s older daughter Malia.
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