Naomi Sims, African American model, businesswoman and author, the first black model to appear on the cover of The New York Times fashion supplement Ladies' Home Journal and Life Magazine and is considered to be the first African American supermodel
The First Black Supermodel, Whom History Forgot Donyale Luna became the first black supermodel nearly 50 years ago. At the height of her career, the New York Timescalled Luna a stunning Negro model whose face had the hauteur and feline grace of Nefertiti.
Carole Anne-Marie Gist was the first African American woman to win the Miss USA title. Gist first won the title of Miss Michigan USA and went on to win the Miss USA crown on March 1990 in Wichita, Kansas.