“When I walk, I want the audience to see attitude, sophistication… a Black queen, in her glory,” says Noel.
"I’m so happy and at a great place in my life, and I love being around my family and being able to provide for my baby girl,” says Iman.
“You have to be resilient, stick to your guns and believe in yourself,” says Crosse offering advice for those looking to break into fashion.
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"I’ve dressed this way for so long, when it wasn’t cool for men-of-color or a straight man to just dress how he wants to dress,” he says.
“This is the day we live in and I want to share the things that I’ve learned. What’s the point of me keeping all of this stuff in?!” she says.
“To be from Brooklyn and to look like this, it blows my mind- anything is possible,” says Iesha Hodges on being selected as a VS model.
“It’s been amazing to watch the growth in the industry, but when I first started it wasn’t so easy for me," she says.
“Growing up, I was all about sneakers, sweatpants and basketball,” says Hodges of her transition from the playground to the runway.
“Own your body type, own your skin color, own your hair- because that’s what really shines through,” says Tookes on becoming a model.