Gorgeous Beverly Johnson made worldwide headlines when she became the first Black model
Gorgeous Beverly Johnson made worldwide headlines when she became the first Black model to land the cover of American Vogue in 1974. Her cover had such a powerful effect on the fashion industry that, by 1975, all of the major mainstream magazines had run a woman of color on the cover. Not content to just be one of the world’s most famous faces, Johnson went on to act in several movies; star as celebrity judge on the TV Land reality series, “She’s Got the Look,” and launch the uber-popular Beverly Johnson Hair Collection line of wigs for African American women. Beverly’s daughter, Anansa, has followed in her mother’s footsteps, launching a fabulous career as a plus-size model.