The first African-American woman to grace the cover of Vogue, the first plus-size supermodel, and the former face of Halston, way before Sarah Jessica Parker made the label chic again—these are all milestones made by groundbreaking fashion models Beverly Johnson, Alva Chinn, and Emme. But where are they now? We caught up with six former supermodels to find out what they are up to (bestselling books! haircare lines!) and how they are staying healthy and fit.
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She’s undeniably the world’s first full-figured supermodel and further cemented that title when she signed on as the face of Revlon—the first plus-size model to sign a contract with a major cosmetics company. When she was chosen as one of People
magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People, 47-year-old Emme
changed the ‘shape’ of fashion forever.
We caught up with the curvy beauty who speaks out on body image issues and arts funding in schools. “We live in a society that promotes a desire for thinness at any cost in the quest for the attainment of unrealistic beauty,” Emme says. “I want women to know their self-esteem is not contingent upon their dress size and good health is attainable by more than just one body type.”