Winston Duke scores his first Esquire magazine cover

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Winston Duke scores his first Esquire magazine cover

Tobago’s very own Winston Duke scores his first Esquire magazine cover front page.

In an interview with the magazine, the Black Panther star said his mother, Cora Pantin, now deceased wanted him to be a pastor.

Duke in the interview said she was still holding out hope, imitating her thick Tobagonian accent: “‘Maybe you’ll still become a preacha!’” He playacts his loving but firm rebuff: “Lady,” he laughs, “give it up!”

For a certain kind of mother, and a certain kind of upbringing, a job in the church is the highest calling.

That Duke’s older sister graduated from high school early and eventually became an accomplished doctor didn’t really ease the pressure, either.

Duke, 36-years-old, is no man of the cloth, but he said “growing up, being an esquire man was the epitome of style and masculine refinement, dramatic, yet assured … being able to see myself on this is literally a dream come true!














Winston on his Facebook page dedicated his latest achievement to his mom, Cora Pantin.

He said her “love, guidance & prayers sowed the seeds. Though she isn’t here to see her son grow to this today … I love you and thank you for raising me to have dream, style and vision. Thank you for raising an Esquire man! I’m going to make you so proud, as you look down on me, my love!”