Los Angeles-born Beverly Peele began modeling in 1987 at only 12 years old, and landed
Los Angeles-born Beverly Peele began modeling in 1987 at only 12 years old, and landed her first magazine cover, Mademoiselle, in 1989. With her long, sinewy body, creamy cocoa skin and sultry lips, Peele became an instant star, landing ads for Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Versace and working the runway for Chanel and Comme des Garçons. Along with Mademoiselle, Peele also appeared on the cover of Vogue, Elle, and Cosmopolitan. In ‘92, she famously rocked out in George Michael’s Thierry Mugler-styled “Too Funky” video alongside Nadja Auermann, Tyra Banks, Linda Evangelista, Estelle Hallyday, and Rossy de Palma. The following year, Peele had her first child, a daughter named Cairo, and retired from modeling.