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Beverly Johnson is the first African-American supermodel. Her stunning features and superstardom would eventually land her on the cover of Vogue magazine in 1974, making world history as the first black model to ever grace the acclaimed magazine’s cover, and forever changing the beauty ideal in the fashion world. Beverly’s remarkable career, which spans three decades, is a showcase of accomplishment: from model to mom to actress, author, activist, businesswoman, TV personality, and—finally—icon. She is the owner of the Beverly Johnson Hair Collection, a line of ponytails, haircare, skincare and bath & body products. In 2012 she will appear in her own docu-reality series on OWN called Beverly’s Full House and Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds.

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The Definition of Beauty for Black Women Is Still in Flux -- Why?

(11) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 5:37 PM

In the 40 years since I was the first woman of color to appear on the cover of American Vogue, things in the fashion realm have gone through a world of change. And yet at the same time -- unfortunately -- many things have remained the same. As I

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Black Models: 35+ Years Since Vogue

(17) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 4:17 PM

Black History Month is always a time I celebrate my heritage and rejoice in discovering individuals whose contribution to our culture can never be overstated. When I hear my name on these Black History Month specials, even after 40 years, it still surprises me -- it still surprises me to...

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