The saying “black don’t crack” is a testament to these ladies who are still running the model scene. From magazine covers to spokeswomen for various products, these women are continuing to show the world why they are deemed supermodels. Check out the list of some the women still strutting down the runway and posing for the camera.–Camille Augustin
Recently pictured on the cover of ARISE magazine, this supermodel needs no introduction. After hosting a talk show, writing a book and maintaining the very successful America’s Next Top Model, this Cali native has built an empire for herself and her fans.
Alek is one of fashion’s breakthrough models. The Sudanese model claimed her rise to runway fame at the age of 18. Always aiming to highlight and bring awareness to her hometown, Wek became a member of the U.S. Committee of Refugees’ Advisory Council. She returned to South Sudan in July 2012 to increase efforts in building the country. She is also the face of Amarula’s campaign, African Originals.
Yes, she may have encountered a few controversies but nothing can erase her commanding strut on the runway. This 5-foot-11 catwalk professional has been in the game since the adolescent age of 15. Years of perfecting her craft have led Naomi to be a prominent model, working with various campaigns like Givenchy, Cavalli, Versace and Saint Laurent Paris. Recently, Naomi received a cartoonish makeover for Barney’s Christmas Campaign, a short video that will be played in the windows of the popular Madison Avenue store, and will showcase an animated runway show at Paris for Fashion Week.
She has covered all areas of beauty from cosmetics to clothing and continues to build an empire with her fashion outlets. This Somali beauty will always be known as one of the top models of her day, still referred to as a high fashion icon. Iman continues to give her talents and time to charities such as Keep A Child Alive, Enough Project, Save the Children and the Children’s Defense Fund.
Wearing the crown of the first African-American model to be on the cover of American Vogue magazine, this barrier-breaking model took to the camera again with Beverly’s Full House on the Oprah Winfrey Network that premiered earlier this year. Given her many successes in fashion she was listed in the “20th Century’s 100 Most Influential People in the Fashion Industry” by the New York Times, not to mention her hair and skin products company for the “Beverly Johnson Lifestyle Brand.”
Ever since she’s been on the fashion scene, this six-foot model hasn’t departed from her roots. With a successful clothing line Baby Phat and reality television show Life In The Fab Lane among a slew of other things, this mommy of three finds time to balance “fabulosity” and work.