The way modern media represents "beauty" affects how we see ourselves and others. Through representation in movies, TV, and magazines, people of color begin to see themselves in a new light. These are six models of color who have had to deal with the lack of representation growing up, but now create a wave of much needed representation to today's youth.
"In China, to them, I’m not [considered] beautiful." Jing Wen: Chinese, @jingwenll
"When I started, I was one of the few girls [of color] on the runway. I wasn’t that aware, but people would make me aware." Mélodie Monrose: Martinican, @melodiemonrose
Kiran Kandola: Indian, @kirankandola1
"For a colored model, I think it's important if you have that visibility to empower other people." Adonis Bosso: Ivorian, @septumpapi
Daniela Gommar: Mexican, @damigoga13
Willy Cartier: French-Vietnamese, @willycartier