British supermodel Jourdan Dunn has dealt with her fair share of discrimination. Despite her beauty and success, Dunn reminisces on the hurtful reality that racism is still alive and well in the fashion industry. In a recent issue of Miss Vogue, the “Yonce” star who’s been turned away from casting calls because designers “didn’t want any more black girls,” says she’s had enough…
“I don’t know why people applaud designers for having just one ethnic model. It’s not like only one type of woman loves fashion,” the 23-year-old cover star says. “I find it weird when [model] agents say, ‘You’re the only black girl booked for the show. Isn’t it great?’ Why is it great?”
“I want to talk about what goes on. A lot of people are scared to speak up,” she continues.
Dunn is just one of a handful of black supermodels to take a stand against racism on the runway. Earlier this year, Iman and Naomie Campbell went public with a campaign demanding racial diversity on the runway.
We’re happy to see other models stand up and fight for their rights! You go girl!