Philomena Kwao Wants to be Britain’s First Black Plus-Size Supermodel


It’s not every day that a woman gets the chance to go from the classroom to the pages of a major women’s magazine–while simultaneously charting new territory–but that’s exactly what 22-year-old British beauty Philomena Kwao is doing.

On an off chance, the size 16 UK native and Ghanian descent entered a nationwide model search sponsored by the plus-size clothing brand Evans, in collaboration with Models 1 and After being one of five girls to make it through to the final of the modeling contest, not only has Philomena signed with a new division of Models 1, she’s been featured in a ton of fashion spreads, including a beach-inspired Miami shoot for the May issue of Cosmopolitan.