Iman, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks have paved the way for ethnic models in fashion. While fair-skinned models flood the runways, these dark-skinned beauties prove that true beauty and talent transcends. Check out our list of the top black models in fashion!
Born in Puerto Rico, Joan Smalls signed with Elite Models in 2007 and has quickly emerged as one of the top names in fashion. She has graced the runways of Gucci, Burberry, Prada, YSL and Christian Dior. Joan has worked with top photographers such as Mario Testino, David Sims, Steven Meisel and Patrick Demarchelier. With her statuesque figure and sharp featuers, Joan is proving to be the top model to watch in the fashion world.
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