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It may have taken a few decades, but the days of waifish, pale models are nearly done. While haute couture houses will never resemble a King magazine, there has been slow progress towards diversity.

You can thank these 15 black supermodels for playing their part. They do the mean runway catwalk, but you can also find them in Jay Z videos, on the arms of rappers, and in flicks like House Party 2. Hit the jump so you can stop asking yourself where you remember seeing these fine women of color.


Photo: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/Vevo screen capture

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