Today’s Birthday: Naomi Sims (1948)

Today’s Birthday:
Naomi Sims (1948)

Often considered the first black supermodel, Sims was teased as an adolescent for her unusual height. While attending college, she attempted to earn money by securing modeling work but was frustrated by the racism of established agencies. Instead, she forged her own connections, achieving wide success and recognition in the 1960s and 70s before retiring to found a beauty-product empire. What film role did she turn down in 1972 due to the film’s exploitative portrayal of African Americans? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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