It's no secret that dark skinned black models are a rarity in comparison to their white counterparts in the industry. We appreciate their presence because when we search for them it's sometimes like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
Thankfully, the mainstream is starting to get the message in terms of representation but they are still behind in providing the right accommodations for the dark skinned beauties they hire.
From the lack of hairstylists to accommodate black hair to having to bring in their own makeup, these ladies give us an inside on the unique struggles dark skinned black women face in the modeling world.
Their experience proves that more promotion is necessary to bring more adaptation to our specific needs as dark women. Listen to their stories below.