Ajuma Nasenyana, Alek Wek, Aminata Niaria, Anais Mali, Arlenis Sosa, Chanel Iman, Cindy Bruna, Emanuela de Paula, Georgianna Robertson, Grace Mahary, Gracie Carvalho, Imaan Hammam, Jasmine Tookes, Jessica White, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Lais Ribeiro, Leila Nda, Leomie Anderson, Liya Kebede, Lyndsey Scott, Malaika Firth, Maria Borges, Naomi Campbell, Noémie Lenoir, Oluchi Onweagba, Omahyra Mota, Selita Ebanks, Sessilee Lopez, Sharam Diniz, Tyra Banks and Veronica Webb // Black models on the Victoria’s Secret runway


Casting director Douglas Perrett of COACD released a book called “Wild Things” in which he unveiled Polaroid pictures from 2000 to 2010 of future models at their first castings and his first impression of them.

Miranda Kerr – First impression: “She would always do her castings with her blonde friend, another Aussie who would always get the job. She never booked the jobs.”

Chanel Iman – First impression: “Realized how young these kids are. She needed a hug that day.”

Arizona Muse – First impression: “Didn’t get at first; Her hair, her face.”

Elettra Wiedemann – First impression: “Meh.”

Candice Swanepoel – First impression: “Didn’t like her; Found her very Barbie-like.”

Hilary Rhoda – First impression: “Her first season, they begged her to do my shows. Too tall. She later did Balenciaga that season.”

Abbey Lee Kershaw – First impression: “They kept sending her over to hang out. I wasn’t sure why, neither was she.”

Daul Kim – First impression: “We just connected in a nerdy bloggy kind of way; lots of staring and grunting sounds.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley – First impression: “Upbeat character, she seemed to have her eye on the big picture.”

Liu Wen – First impression: “Professional, in and out. Class act.”