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Africa’s Next SuperModel is back!

Africa’s Next SuperModel is back!

? Calling all aspiring models! ?

Africa’s Next SuperModel is back and better than ever! ? We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for this year’s competition. If you’ve ever dreamed of strutting your stuff on the runway and taking your modeling career to new heights, this is your chance! ?

Here’s why you should participate:

1️⃣ Unleash your potential: Show the world your unique style, charisma, and talent. This is your opportunity to shine and showcase your modelling skills to top industry professionals.

2️⃣ Expert mentoring: Our esteemed panel of judges and mentors will guide you throughout the competition, providing valuable insights, training, and support to help you reach your full potential.

3️⃣ Amazing prizes: The winner of Africa’s Next SuperModel will receive a life-changing modelling contract, international exposure and the chance to work with renowned fashion houses and photographers.

4️⃣ Network with industry professionals: Connect with influential personalities, photographers, designers, and industry insiders who can help you jumpstart your modelling career.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! Head over to our website and register now ➡️ www.africasnextsupermodel.com

Tag a friend who you think has what it takes to become Africa’s Next SuperModel! Let’s make dreams come true together. ✨

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HBO’s Latest Documentary Sheds Light On Donyale Luna, The First Black Supermodel

HBO’s Latest Documentary Sheds Light On Donyale Luna, The First Black Supermodel

HBO has debuted the documentary for Donyale Luna: Supermodel, a film exploring the life, career and legacy of one of the first Black models to grace the cover of a Vogue magazine.

Often considered the “first Black supermodel,” Luna — who died in 1979 at the age of 33 — broke ground at a time when it was not only still rare to see Black women who weren’t white-passing in fashion but Black women on major magazine covers at all. Through her heyday in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Luna challenged the modelling world’s conventions and made history by becoming the first Black woman on the covers of both Harper’s Bazaar in 1965 and British Vogue in 1966.

Born Peggy Ann Freeman in Detroit, Michigan, Luna became a larger-than-life character who broke barriers in the fashion industry, challenged the prevailing ideals of beauty, and influenced culture.

The HBO documentary sheds light on her life, unearthing the racism she faced in the fashion industry and the high-profile gatekeepers who tried to stop her career. “Donyale Luna: Supermodel,” streaming now on Max, is a powerful retelling of the life and death of the otherworldly supermodel who captivated the fashion world when white beauty standards were the only standards and 1960s America was rife with racial inequality.

Chioma Nnadi to make history as first Black woman head of British Vogue

Chioma Nnadi to make history as first Black woman head of British Vogue

London-born journalist Chioma Nnadi is making history in the fashion industry.

According to The Guardian, Nnadi, who is currently the editor of US Vogue’s website, has been named the head of British Vogue, replacing outgoing editor Edward Enniful.

Nnadi is set to take over the role on October 9, which will make her the first Black woman to head and edit British Vogue.

“Is there pressure? Yeah, there’s definitely pressure – it’s Vogue,” Nnadi said. “It still means something to be in Vogue, it still has authority. [And there’s pressure] because of Edward. He broke new ground. It’s more than being part of a magazine – it’s part of the cultural conversation.”

With her new role, Nnadi said she will focus on “digital storytelling” and keeping Vogue “interactive” with readers. She is likely to work alongside Anna Wintour, who previously described Nnadi as a “beloved colleague.”

Nnadi said Wintour has been key to “bringing Vogue into the future”.

“Working under Anna, you get a sense of what’s going to be next. I haven’t checked my email but she’s probably on to the next thing already,” she said.