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4 Black models who are breaking the mould

In the GLAMOUR September issue, Winnie Harlow is quoted as saying: “It’s beautiful that the age of cookie-cutter model is ending.”  We agree wholeheartedly with Winnie’s statement and are glad that black models of all shapes, sizes and features are finally being celebrated.

Sonny Turner

Sonny Turner’s raven locks, freckled skin, and coke-bottle body has secured her several commercial campaigns for brands like the Body Shop, Navabi Fashion, and Primark.

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Thando Hopa

Model, lawyer, and albinism activist, Thando Hopa has not only graced the cover of GLAMOUR’s September issue but is also featured in the 2018 Pirelli calendar.

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Halima Aden

Somali-born model, Halima Aden, broke down barriers when she became the first Miss USA pageant contestant to wear a hijab in 2016. Since then, Halima has scored a modelling contract with IMG and has walked the runways for designers like MaxMara, Alberta Ferreti, and has appeared on the cover of Vogue Arabia.

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Winnie Harlow

Supermodel, Winnie Harlow is well on her way to becoming an icon. The Canadian vitiligo sufferer has fronted campaigns for Dior Makeup, Burt’s Bees, and Diesel.

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Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the #BrandNewGLAMOUR where you can read more about Winnie Harlow and Thando Hopa’s journeys in the fashion industry. 

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