Here are some breakout models we have on our radar. Young, African models taking the fashion industry by storm. Diversity has been growing in the industry in recent years, enabling more and more African models to shine on a global scale.
22 year old, Nigerian born model has taken the fashion industry by storm. She is the first Nigerian fashion model to star in Calvin Klein, Dolce and Gabanna and Saint Laurent campaigns. She is signed to Elite Model Management and The Society Management.
Born in Ivory Coast and raised in Canada, Adonis was discovered in 2009 when he accompanied his then girlfriend to a modeling agency. At just 30 years old, his striking features have led him to model for brands such as Yeezy, Vivienne Westwood, H&M, Dolce and Gabbana just to name a few. He is making Africa proud.
This 20 year old South Sudanese/Australian model became a household name after her Saint Laurent debut in 2016. Her infamous gap tooth and beauty landed her campaigns for brands such as Givenchy, Valentino and Fendi. Her story of being a refugee survivor is also one to be motivated by. Her strength and success is what has made her so admirable. She’s signed to The Society Management, Elite Model Management and Chadwick Models.
Known as the melanin goddess, this 23 year old beauty is a Senegalese fashion model and actress. She was often teased as a child for her skin tone but she used this to her advantage and nicknamed herself “melanin goddess” and when she pursued her modeling career in Paris she became an instant success. When she moved to New York in 2016 and was in a campaign that became popular on Instagram she gained thousands of followers.
29 year old Ferreira is from Macau, China and Guinea-Bissau. Becoming a fashion model was not so easy for him as he often got rejected when he lived in New York but this did not make him give up. He has since been signed to Storm Management in London , Ice Models in Cape Town and Model Werk in Hamburg which has led him to model for many successful brands.
Nyadak “Duckie” Thot is a 25 year old South Sudanese/ Australian model signed to Elite Model Management. She came third in Australia’s Next Top Model. She is best known for being in campaigns for Yeezy and Rihanna’s Fenty label. She’s a big advocate for diversity in the industry and is very outspoken.
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