Black Beauties To Know And Love: One Of The First Black Supermodels, Naomi Sims

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When Sims was first starting to break into the fashion world, she said she encountered many agencies who told her that her skin was too dark for them. She was able to get work by going straight to big fashion photographers, but would eventually explode on the scene after former model and modeling agency head Wilhemina Cooper helped her get her name out there.

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