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 Wau, Sudan, Alek Wek moved to England in 1991 to escape the Sudanese civil war. Four years later, she was discovered at a party and shortly after signed to Ford Models. In 1997, Alek was named MTV's "Model of the Year," and has graced the runways of Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Dior and Christian Lacroix.
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