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!
Liya Kebede's career reads like a fashion fantasy. She has worked with just about every major fashion brand, including Gucci, YSL and Chanel. The Ethiopian model smashed beauty standards around the world in 2003 when she became the first black model to sign with Estée Lauder. But all of this fame has proven to not affect the down-to-earth supermodel. In an interview with Forbes, Liya stated, "I want to challenge the next generation of women to find a way to give back that inspires and fulfills them and weave it into their daily lives." She holds herself to the same high standard, currently serving as a World Health Organization ambassador. Beauty and a big heart—could she be any more perfect?
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