Women of color, of mixed racial descents, transgenders, and Asians were not only warming up the runway, but they were everywhere this year. From print ads to commercials, runway shows to show openers, diversity was the main theme of modeling this year. And I cannot be any happier.
Indian models like Pooja Mor and Bhumika Arora also made waves this year, so did Guyanese-Dutch model Nirvana Naves, Moroccan-Egyptian model Imman Hammam, Jamaicans Tami Williams and Kai Newman, African-American Selena Forrest and Lineisy Montero.
And don’t forget the Asians who took the runways by storm: Jing Wen, Yuan Bo Chao and Wangy Xinyu.
Here is a video with Imman Hammam:
It’s always fascinating that the modeling world continues to accept those that others cannot. And this is one of the reasons why I love working in this industry. It may bite, but it celebrates diversity like no other.