Fifty million women watched the Super Bowl last night but only one curlfriend represented on stage.

According to Nielsen, 111.3 million viewers watched the Super Bowl XLVII, making it the most-watched television event in U.S. history. But it wasn't just our dads, brothers and boyfriends watching — 45% of viewers were women.

With over 50 million women watching and a lineup that included Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, this was the largest opportunity in U.S. history to put naturally curly hair center stage. 

But the power wasn't the only thing missing last night. Alicia, Jennifer, Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle have all been known to rock curly locks in the past, but none were present last night. Don't get us wrong, Alicia's coif was sleek, Kelly's blunt bangs were fierce, and Bey looked drop dead gorgeous, there's no denying it. But we join 49ers fans in mourning the loss of a huge opportunity.

There was, however, one standout on stage. Bibi McGill has an incredible stage presence in her own right, but if you missed her then you undoubtedly spotted her firework-shooting guitar during a headbanging dual with Beyonce (we're jealous).

Bibi is the guitarist in Bey's all-female backing band, but she's not your average rockstar. As a devoted yoga instructor and founder of her own company producing kale chips, it's easy to see where going natural figured into her holistic lifestyle.

If you want to know more about Bibi's hair journey, her routine, and what it's like to work with Beyonce, then check out her celebrity interview on CurlyNikki!


As the Managing Editor of NaturallyCurly, Cristina is passionate about using influence to empower the next generation of women. She also serves as a GENthusiast member of the Girls Empowerment Network and is the creator of the blog Fuji Files, where she explores the effects of positive thinking and conscious shopping.