New York native Beverly Johnson has paved the way for many models including Tyra Banks and Chanel Iman. She graces ESSENCE with her daughter.
Johnson was the first Black model to grace the covers of mainstream magazines during the seventies.
Johnson works it for the camera.
Beverly was the first Black model to appear on the cover of Vogue in 1974.
Contestants will also have the change to be featured in a magazine spread.
The beautiful Beverly Johnson graces the 1976 February cover of Cosmopolitan.
The gifted model gives photographers her best shot.
In January of 1981, Johnson made headlines again when she appeared on the cover of Vogue for a second time.
Johnson was amongst the 25 influential African-American women to be honored during Oprah Winfrey’s 2006 Legends Ball.
At the tender age of 17, Johnson nabbed a modeling gig on the spot after walking in Glamour magazine offices.
Johnson shares her experience as a Black woman for “Family Affair,” a compilation of short essays from today’s leading Black actors, politicians and power players.
The supermodel/author has a popular brand of hair products, including wigs, extensions and accessories under the Beverly Johnson Hair Collection.
The 5-foot, 9-inch-tall beauty has been the face of more than 500 magazine covers.
Johnson is a celebrity judge on TV Land’s “She’s Got the Look.” Women who are 35 and older compete for a chance to receive a modeling contract.
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The supermodel was also a gifted swimmer.
“I was shocked when I learned I was the first Black woman to be on the cover of Vogue,” says Johnson. “I was thinking, Why in the world am I the first in 1974?”
Johnson poses with supermodel Iman for an advertisement.
Beverly Johnson and her daughter are a vision of beauty.
Johnson continues to make her mark as a leader in the fashion and beauty with her phenomenal wig collection.
Johnson shares facetime at CNN’s after a segment to commemorate the 35th anniversary of her Vogue cover.