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Supermodel and Businesswoman
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.