Model Anok Yai has become the first black model to open a runway show for Prada in 20 years! and I bet you can guess the black model who last opened it back in 1997 ?…well Yes it was none other than Naomi Campbell!!!
The 19 year old Sudanese model only found out about an hour prior to the show starting ,which took place during Milan Fashion Week, that she would be opening.
The model who was scouted at a uni party by photographer Steven Hall who then posted her photo on Instagram expressed “Me opening for one of the top fashion houses is a statement to the world – especially for black women – that their beauty is something that deserves to be celebrated.”
Anok seems like such a beautiful person not only on the outside but inside too. And gosh it shows you again the power of social media. After the photographer Steven Hall posted Anok’s image, it not only received 22,000 likes but caught the attention of modelling agencies including Next who she is currently signed to.