Fashion model’s unlikely path to fame – CNN Video

You may not know her name, but chances are you have seen Ubah Hassan in commercials for Macy’s or Ralph Lauren. This short film takes you into the world of this up-and-coming model, whose life has not always been picture perfect. Directed by Joe Berlinger

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From Somalia to Canada to Macy’s fashion model.

 

Rihanna Becomes 1st Black Woman to Be Face of Dior

by Antoinette Bueno

 

“Rihanna is making history.
The 27-year-old superstar will star in Dior’s fourth installment of their “Secret Garden” campaign — a series featuring models posing in the palace of Versailles, clad in Dior creations — the fashion house confirmed on Friday. She will be shot by famed photographer Steven Klein, with the film and print versions of the campaign scheduled to run this spring.
But as if being an official Dior girl wasn’t amazing enough, Rihanna’s highly-anticipated campaign also marks the first time a black woman has been chosen to front the French fashion brand. Other celebrity Dior spokeswomen include Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Marion Cotillard.
The Dior partnership particularly makes a lot of sense given that Rihanna is often a staple at the high-fashion brand’s shows, always flawlessly dressed of course.”

 

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Miss Universe: Gabriella Isle

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On November 9, 2013, Gabriela Isler made history when she was named Miss Universe, becoming the seventh woman from Venezuela to bring home the crown.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Miss USA Nia Sanchez

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Nia Sanchez, 24, was crowned the most beautiful woman in the United States on Sunday night, but this is one beauty queen who packs a punch — and a kick.

 

3) She’s Hispanic.
The newly crowned Miss USA is “half Hispanic,” according to her profile. In fact, Nia said that she made it a point to travel to Mexico on mission trips when she was growing up. The 24-year-old model is one of the few Latinas to have won the crown in the history of Miss USA, Mexican-born actress Laura Herring was the first in 1985.

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Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2014: Anita Reynolds, actress/model/psychologist

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Anita Thompson Dickinson Reynolds (1901-1980) was an actress, model and bon vivant who traveled in the circles of the affluent and influential in the 1920s and 1930s and later with the white bohemians of New York City. Reynolds–who was a…

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Mixed-race models ignored by British fashion industry

From triumph in the White House to Olympic and Formula One garlands, via just about every stage and screen, mixed-race people have made massive leaps forward in the past decade: everywhere, it seems, except in British fashion.

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Flora Coquerel: Mixed-Race Miss France Targeted by Racist Slurs

Flora Coquerel, Mixed-Race Miss France Targeted by Racist Slurs, Flora the new Miss France attacked by online spammers through racial slurps and the girl

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New Miss France Celebrates Her Mixed-Race Heritage In The Midst Of Racist Backlash

This weekend, Flora Coquerel beat out 33 other competitors to take home the title of Miss France. However, instead of enjoying her new crown, the 19-year-old student, whose mother is from the West …

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Halle Berry’s Baby and the Resurgence of the Tragic Mulatto

The furor caused by Berry’s assertion that her daughter is black reminds us how confused Americans remain about race.

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Close Read | Toto Koopman, Model Spy

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The world’s first famous biracial model, the subject of a new biography, graced the cover of French Vogue and served in the Italian resistance during World War II.

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