Malaika Firth, British Model and Woman of the Year 2016

Harper Bazaar’s Model of the Year “With her ethereal grace and striking features, the British-Kenyan model is at the vanguard of fashion’s new mood.” “The lack of racial diversity is a prevalent issue in modelling but I try to ignore it. If you talk about it and try to make it an issue, then it’s …

Firth is the first black model to be cast by Prada for almost two decades.

Hat tip: Gena Pearson Source: Guardian.co.uk The presence of Firth, who was born in Kenya and grew up in the UK, in this campaign is undeniably symbolic, but it is also a massive endorsement for her. Doe-eyed and with delicate features, Firth started modelling two years ago and has previously appeared on the Asos website …