Setting an industry precedent supermodel Beverly Johnson made history by breaking color barriers in August 1974 to become the first African-American to grace the coveted cover of Vogue magazine. ESSENCE.com celebrates the 35th anniversary and chats with the ageless Black beauty about her industry staying power and what it takes to be a top model.
“I love Chanel Iman (pictured left). I love her look, the fusion of the Asian and Black. I had a chance to meet her on the ‘Tyra Banks Show,’ and I’m a big fan,” says Johnson on who’s the hottest fresh-faced “it” girl.