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In the latest issue of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit Magazine, Jourdan Dunn, a supermodel whose covered Vogue Italia, fronted Burberry and YSL campaigns and closed out the Olympics and has made history, at age 17, to be the first black model since Naomi Campbell 11 years prior, to walk on the Prada runway, opens up about life and modelling.

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She recounts a scenario for Net-a-Porter’s The Edit Magazine that’s almost reminiscent of the Jim Crow era in which a makeup artist won’t work on her because of her black skin:

There were times, however, when Dunn would be on her way to castings and told to turn back because the client “didn’t want any more black girls”. There was even one instance when a makeup artist announced on a shoot that she didn’t want to make-up Dunn’s face because she herself was white and Dunn was black.

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To read the full interview, visit The Edit here.

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