List of black fashion models

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The following is a list of black fashion models.

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Tyra Banks, chosen by Time in 2008 as one of the world's 100 most influential people.[2]
Tyson Beckford, chosen by music cable network Vh1 as "Man of the Year" in 1995.

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Sessilee Lopez at the Barbie 50th Anniversary Collection

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  • Emanuela de Paula – Brazilian top model, who ranked the 11th highest paid supermodel for 2009, earning $2.5 million according to Forbes. De Paula has also been praised by Naomi Campbell and Anna Wintour of Vogue.
  • Beverly Peele – first African-American to grace the cover of Mademoiselle in 1989.
  • Daisi Pollard – Crowned Miss Jamaica International in 2005.
  • Marie Powell – American model.
  • Valery Prince – American model
  • Wanakee Pugh – (professionally known as Wanakee) was born in New Jersey, but raised in Michigan. Initially aspiring to be a fashion designer, she studied Fashion Design at Brooks College in Long Beach, California. After graduation, she entered the fashion industry first as an illustrator, then as a fashion model. Wanakee was at the height of her career when she successfully started a hair care line called "Verifen Complex." Today Wanakee is a Christian minister, motivational speaker, and an incredible artist.

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Arlenis Sosa, Dominican fashion model, at the Carlos Miele Spring 2009 Collection

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  • Anok Yai – African-American model of Sudanese descent; the first African-American model to open for Prada
  • Kara Young – California-born model popular in the 1990s. Landed the coveted Vogue cover on three occasions.

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  1. ^ a b "David Agbodji". models.com. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture, 2010, p. 91, Time magazine named Banks as one of the world's 100 Most Influential People.
  3. ^ a b "Tyson". people.com. 8 May 1995. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Janelle Okwodu, "The 15 New Faces That Ruled Fall 2016", Vogue, March 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Bennett, Alexis (28 October 2016). "Meet the 19-Year-Old 'Melanin Goddess' Instagram Is Obsessed With". Glamour. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ Models (May 2014). "Winnie Harlow". models.com. Models. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  7. ^ Keli Goff, "The First Black Supermodel, Whom History Forgot", The Cut, July 10, 2013.
  8. ^ James Lim, "Lyndsey Scott: First Black Model to Score Calvin Exclusive", The Cut, February 20, 2009.
  9. ^ "South Carolina African American Calendar // Honorees". Scafricanamerican.com. Retrieved 2013-01-23.

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