“It’s not just black girls. It’s ethnic girls in general: Brazilian girls, Hispanic. You really don’t see a lot of Asians either. A lot of designers think that if every girl on the runway looks exactly alike, then people will come to the shows and buy the clothes because they won’t be focusing on the models….It’s not even just runway either… us ethnic girls should be getting a lot of the covers too! I would love to be on half of the campaigns these [white] girls are booking, all looking exactly alike. It’s not right. It’s not fair.”
Up-and-coming model, Chanel Iman, who scored the cover of Page Six Mag this week, discussing her frustrations with the issues that models of color face in the industry.
I’ll add that Brazilian models, apparently, have to deal with limb amputation in addition to casting discrimination. Now that’s not fair.