10 Inspirational African American Models
Waris Dirie was born into a nomadic tribe in Somalia where she ran away at age thirteen to avoid marriage a much older man. After working odd jobs in London, she was discovered by photographer Terence Donovan, who shot her for her the cover of the 1987 Pirelli calendar. From there she became a star, landing ads for Chanel, Levi’s, L’Oréal and Revlon.
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