The story of African Americans in the modeling world is often one of resilience, with a number of Black models forging a path for themselves and their communities in an industry that has often stuck to narrow, limited notions of who should be seen and celebrated. Here are some of the models who parlayed their runway and print success into other forms of gainful creativity. Born in London, Naomi Campbell was approached by a scout in the mids when she was a teenager. Campbell has faced a number of public difficulties, including guilty pleas to aggravated assault and substance abuse issues. She has also ventured professionally outside of the fashion world, singing and the occasional acting gig. But, as the exception to the rule when looking at the parameters of this list, it is her decades-long work as a model and appearances related to such that have continued to keep her at the forefront of conversations.
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But with still more to be done, there are black models working every day to change the industry for the better, including Jillian Mercado, Winnie Harlow, and Precious Lee. As New York Fashion Week kicks off, here are some of the most important — some already established and some up-and-coming — black models working in the industry today. Harlow's career began on "America's Next Top Model" in After being eliminated, she started working professionally in the industry, appearing in several magazines, including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Ebony. The model also appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in I said to my agent, 'WTF. Is this a joke?