Model Behavior: Betty Adewole

Last year, the fashion industry saw a relatively healthy influx of stunning Black models (Joan Smalls, Ajak and Melodie Monrose owned Fashion Week)! This year, we're pretty sure that Nigerian-British up-and-comer Betty Adewole will lead the pack! At 19, the feline-eyed, mocha-skinned model has only been working for two seasons, but she's already caught the eye of influential designers and fashion editors all over the world. From Emanuel Ungaro to Issey Miyake, here are our favorite runway moments from this future supermodel.
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 04, 2011

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At 19, the feline-eyed, mocha-skinned Betty Adewole has only been working for two seasons (here she is, at Pam Hogg), but she’s already impressed influential designers and fashion editors worldwide.

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At Issey Miyake’s Spring 2011 show, Adewole rocked a shocking streak of white eyeliner and long red highlights.

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Adewole sported strong brows, braids and vampy black-red lips at Emanuel Ungaro’s Spring 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week.

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At the prestigious Fashion East show during London Fashion Week, Adewole rocked clean makeup, sleek hair and a minimalist grey frock.

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Adewole flaunts a colorful makeup look on the Loewe runway, with ultraviolet eyes, peachy cheeks and lush crimson lips. Love!

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Betty Adewole ruled Maison Martin Margiela’s Spring 2011 catwalk in rumpled hair, coppery eyeliner, nude lips and a sharp-shouldered, Grace Jones-inspired blazer.


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