ALEK WEK - photography: Txema Yeste - styling: Bernat Buscato - hair: Lacy Redway - makeup: Tyron Machhausen - manicure: Natalie Pavloski - set design: Chad Dziewior - text / interview: Irene Ojo-Felix - Models online editorial May 2017
“Feeling comfortable in your own shoes. I think it’s good to be able to say to a young person that you are enough. You can improve but it doesn’t take away who you are. Some people are loud, some people are shy, it doesn’t make them any better or any less.”
“Being iconic means inspiring change. I feel my parents raised us to be thinkers and good human beings the best that they could. I didn’t want to just model for the sake of vanity, I knew that there was a bigger purpose, being able to shed light on important issues like the refugee crisis.”
BEAUTY GAME CHANGERS - model: Khoudia Diop - photography: Miguel Reveriego - text: Jusine Harman - styling: Kate Sebbah - hair: Lacy Redway - makeup: Courtney Perkins - manicure: Gina Edwards - Glamour April 2017
Growing up in Senegal, Khoudia Diop was bullied for her darker skin tone. She was so ashamed that she used to try and wash her skin right off. She overcame her fears and embraced her uniqueness. Nowadays Diop is professional fashion model, inspiring young women worldwide.
“Diop, 20 model with The Colored Girl agency and face of Make UP For Ever’s #blendinstandout campaign.”
“It used to be difficult to find a foundation shade that matched my skin tone,” says Diop, who has tried everything out there. “ But these days there are finally so many more options for people of all complexions,” Her foundation one-and-only? Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD in R540
Autumn Cashmere sweater. Man Jewelry hoop. Borgioni ear cuff. Closer by WWAKE earrings