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02/17/2012 10:11 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

25 Influential Black Models (PHOTOS)

Before Chanel Iman appeared on the covers of American Vogue and Italian Elle, and before Jourdan Dunn became the first black model to walk Prada's runway in over a decade, women like Donyale Luna, Naomi Sims and Beverly Johnson strutted and posed confidently in the face of adversity.

In honor of Black History Month, we take a look back at 25 black models who have helped to reshape the standard of beauty.

25 Influential Black Models

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