The Voice highlights the latest move by the U.S. magazine, Teen Vogue. The magazine, which had been criticized for its lack of diversity, has now featured three young models of color on their cover. Of the three models—Aya Jones, Imaan Hammam, and Lineisy Montero—two are Caribbean (shown at the top of the photo above). Jones is French-Jamaican and Montero is from the Dominican Republic. Here are excerpts from the article:
In the August issue of Teen Vogue, the magazine has selected three ‘next top models’ to keep an eye out for, and none of them are white. Just two weeks ago, Teen Vogue was slammed for only using fair-skinned and white models in an African braids feature.
So when the publication said it had identified the three most promising young models on the market – in a[n] industry that notoriously favours white models – it’s remarkable that not one of these young women is, in fact, white. It looks like the mag is finally making steps to improve the diversity on its pages.
Aya Jones, 20, Imaan Hammam, 18 and Lineisy Montero, 19, are the three promising models featured in the August issue of the fashion rag. [. . .]