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How 67-Year-Old Icon and Supermodel Iman is Making Sure Other Black Models Shine in the Spotlight

How 67-Year-Old Icon and Supermodel Iman is Making Sure Other Black Models Shine in the Spotlight

By The Sunday Paper Team
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Iman Abdulmajid has been ahead of her time throughout her legendary career as a supermodel, actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Known by her first name, Iman led the way through eras when Black models weren’t always recognized. Today, at 67, she’s continuing to be a pioneer, as her story is one of several to be featured in “Supreme Models,” a new documentary series.

As an executive producer of the series, Iman is helping to create a space where other Black models are represented. She says her image has always been something she’s fiercely protected, and now with “Supreme Models,” she has the chance to defend theirs as well.

“When that young girl is going to pick up that magazine, she’s going to see me,” Iman explains. “And I cannot be seen like however they want to see me, however they want to highlight me. I’ve got to get a hold of this, of my brown skin, of who I am. My dignity. My grace…That’s where representation matters.”

You can read more about Iman’s latest project in The Washington Post.

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